Transformational Ministries Inc.
Every second of the day there is a need crying from a place that has no restrictive measure. The systems that are meant to protect are in fact the systems that are failing every second of the day. A child enters foster care somewhere in the US roughly every 2 minutes and between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. (Hammer et al, 2002, Greene, 1995). Many of these children will also end up homeless.According to Covenanthouse.org " Every Year, More Than 2 Million Kids in America Will Face a Period of Homelessness",
One of the most recent discoveries that have been made in America is how mental health and homelessness is closely connected! Many times substance abuse is only a cover up for mental health, which can lead to mental health being unnoticed. For example: Trauma is one of the leading mental health disorders that goes generally unnoticed. Research suggest that relatively more subtle and insidious forms of trauma—such as discrimination, racism, oppression, and poverty—are pervasive and, when experienced chronically, have a cumulative impact that can be fundamentally be life-altering.
Particular forms of trauma, such as intentional violence and/or witnessing violence, sustained discrimination, poverty, and ensuing chaotic life conditions are directly related to chronic fear and anxiety, with serious long-term effects on health and other life outcomes. (nonviolenceandsocialjustice.org). These are only a few of the challenges that stand inside of the gates that are continually opened everywhere and these are some of the structures that are engaged to destroy our youth.
NCCP.org says, "Among adolescents with mental health needs, 70% do not receive needed care."
Also, "Untreated mental health problems among adolescents often result in negative outcomes.
— Mental health problems may lead to poor school performance, school dropout, strained family relationships, involvement with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems, substance abuse, and engaging in risky sexual behaviors.
— An estimated 67% to 70% of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
We believe that helping to make stronger families and providing support can help to end these cycles, and destroy structures with provided support and understanding to those who are already in this situation. With the intent ,to Restore power back to the powerless and Restore wholeness to the broken. Creating One New Person!
We understand that each client has different needs - that's why we're more than willing to serve your unique requests. If you are searching for something that is not on our services list, just ask! We'll be more than happy to help.
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We believe in making a difference one child at a time.