Strands of Compassion is a nonprofit organization committed to giving, loving, and providing hope to disadvantaged young adults who have emancipated from foster care. Strands of Compassion is made up of dedicated Trauma Informed Specialists of Karyn Purvis Institute of Childhood Development at Texas Christian University specializing in TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention). We provide the resources and guidance to help these young adults 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.
Preventing the chaos in the life of a child that is without the stable guidance of biblical parental figures, Strands of Compassion uses their hands and feet for Christ, digging into the orphan crisis, housing aged out foster girls , preventing them from a life of homelessness, sex trafficking, drug addiction and worse.
Imagine a life without a father, mother, friends, counselors, and then left out on the street with a Government check along with a pat on the back and a system that says “Good luck out there kiddo.” Now facing the dark and evil world on your own. Strands of Compassion takes those who have gone through the system and rescues them by providing them with safe housing and acting as their Biblical Parental figures. Why do it? Because God, our Father, has commanded us to look out and take up the cause of the Orphan (James 1:27). Jesus, who sacrificed himself for us, now calls us to be selfless and to guide, protect, and provide for the abandoned, poor, and the orphan.