2019 - Faith and Fostering was born from the hearts of three people: Christi Robinson, Barbara Lewis, and Jeff Lowe. Christi Robinson was the Volunteers for Youth Justice CASA Program Director and worked with foster youth aging out of foster care, only to become homeless. Barbara Lewis was a former foster child and is the owner of Life Discovery Center, a child care facility that provides quality care to all children no matter their circumstances. Jeff Lowe has volunteered as a CASA advocate and is an owner/investor of various businesses in our region.
2020 - In March of 2020, Faith and Fostering was officially recognized as a nonprofit by the Secretary of State. The Northwest Louisiana community pulled together in support as sponsors and partners generously gave to Faith and Fostering to aid in the support of homeless young adults. Three one-bedroom/one-bath apartments were donated to Faith and Fostering to house young adults while working an individualized independent living plan and transitioning into independent adulthood. Also generously donated was an overwhelming amount of furniture and furnishings to fill the three apartments, and Faith and Fostering was able to begin serving homeless young adults!
In July 2020, the first Faith and Fostering young adult moved into an apartment in Bossier City, LA. In August 2020, a young mother and her son moved into an apartment in Shreveport, La. October 2020 was an exciting month for Faith and Fostering! A three bedroom, two bath home was donated to provide housing to an additional three homeless young adults and a house parent. A young woman was assessed and moved into the home with interim house parents, bringing the total of individuals served to four.
Please continue to pray for us and the young adults we will serve as we move forward!