Health in Families
As they manage incarceration, foster care, and teen pregnancy.
Seed of Strength
When women are released from prison or escape a domestic violence relationship and arrive at a shelter or a halfway house, they often receive a plain plastic bag with their belongings. To lift their spirits and make them feel just a little more loved, we provide them with a gently used purse filled with toiletries, makeup, nail polish, sanitary items and a handwritten note of hope.
Seed of Hope
When children enter the foster care system, they frequently arrive at their new foster home with nothing. If they have been allowed to bring along some items, often they have been shoved hastily into a trash bag. We think kids going through such a traumatic time deserve better. Our mission is to provide children and teens in foster care with a suitcase, duffel bag, backpack or diaper bag along with basic essentials and comfort items, to make their transition and circumstances just a little easier and more dignified.
Seed of Hope Bags are distributed directly to Department of Children and Families as well as to foster care agencies all over Connecticut and the Tri State Area. Since we became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in December 2018, more than 400 foster children have received our Seed of Hope Bags.
Seed of Love
Being a good mother is one of the toughest jobs in the world, and it's almost impossible when you are young, and without the support of family. That is why our Seed of Love Virtual Baby Shower was created to help determined pregnant teenagers secure a brighter, more stable future for themselves and their babies.
Each year we select three teens moms who have little to no support and bless them with the essentials needed to care for their newborn bundles of joy. These items range from pacifiers to cribs and everything in between. It is our hope that by assisting these moms in this way it will allow them to focus on having a healthy pregnancy and provide a great start to their future.
Seed of Joy
Unashamed Inc. sows seeds of Joy to three children of incarcerated parents who are in need. We surprise the families with items to create a holiday meal, a Christmas tree, ornaments and gifts for the children. Each year, Unashamed Inc. collects age-appropriate and requested toys, items, and gift cards for the children and teens supported across programs. For some, we are able to provide one of the only or few presents they will receive that holiday season.
Seed of Success Scholarship
This program is funded by organizations, individuals and families across the country, giving them the opportunity to help fund foster youths’ and children of incarcerated parents postsecondary education so they can achieve brighter futures.
Seniors in high school are awarded the following:
$1,500 provides books and supplies for one student for one year
$2,500 helps a community college student attend classes for one year
$5,000 helps a university student attend classes for one year
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