WHO WE ARE

Strands of Compassion is a nonprofit organization of dedicated  Trauma Informed Specialists of Karyn Purvis Institution of Childhood Development at Texas Christian University in TBRI (trust based relational intervention). Committed to giving, loving, and providing hope to disadvantaged young adults, who have emancipated from foster care. We provide the resources and guidance to help them develop and implement the skills necessary to transition to and be successful in adulthood. We believe that prevention now is more powerful than rescue and recovery later.

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“A cord of three strands is not easily broken” – Ecclesiastes 4:12

1 IN 5 WILL BECOME HOMELESS AFTER THE AGE OF 18.

Strands of Compassion offers and provides housing, support and assistance to young women who are aging out of the foster care system. Through grants, working with other independent living organizations such as the Bridges program of Ohio, and through the generosity of donors like you, Strands of Compassion can be the adult transition go-between for this vulnerable population.

ONLY 1/2 WILL BE EMPLOYED BY AGE 24

Not all of our young women will be able to complete continued education. Strands of Compassion works with local businesses, companies and organizations to provide volunteer, internship, training and eventual employment to those girls desiring to go into the workforce.

LESS THAN 3% WILL EARN A COLLEGE DEGREE BY AGE 24

Strands of Compassion provides tutors and mentors to help these young women prepare for and complete their own unique educational goals. Whether it's high school graduation, trade school, a 2 yr or 4 yr college degree or more, Strands of Compassion will be there to assist in every aspect of their continued education.

71% OF YOUNG WOMEN WILL BE PREGNANT BY AGE 21

Strands of Compassion believes that through providing a structured, loving and nurturing environment combined with education, mentoring and awareness our young ladies will be better prepared to avoid the pitfalls and temptations associated with becoming a young mother prematurely.

1 IN 4 WILL EXPERIENCE PTSD

Strands of Compassion works with local mental health care professionals to provide any additional counseling these young women may need.
In addition, not only are the founders of Strands of Compassion, Randy and Rhonda Cummins, TBRI certified practitioners but they also train all their staff and volunteers to incorporate TBRI stategies and practices into their daily interactions with these young women.