Mission: To welcome, shelter, comfort, heal, encourage and strengthen victims of
Child abuse and family violence, and to prepare them to reenter the community to lead stable, non-violent lives, free from fear and intimidation.
— To Break the Cycle of Child Abuse
Target demographics: break the cycle of child abuse
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,054 people
Geographic areas served: Orange County
Programs: Shelter - The Eli Home has two shelter homes; a transitional living home and a shared living home (permanent housing). Children from 0 to 12 years of age and their mothers are welcomed into a transitional living shelter home, which provides long term housing (up to one year). Once they have graduated the program, they can apply for the Shared Living Program. Shelter and staff are available 24/7. The Eli Home accepts families of all racial, religious, and economic backgrounds as long as at least one child between 0 and 12 years old in the family is a victim of abuse and neglect.
Case Management - The Case Manager meets with client families when they enter the shelter and evaluates their need for job training, employment, life skills training and transportation. Together with clients and other staff, the Case Manager devises an action plan specific to the client’s needs, establishes links between
I have been a volunteer Therapist form the families at the Eli home for the past year. I was amazed at the amount of structure and education that is provide to each family. The Eli Home services a verity of multi cultural families from all walks of live. The groups and one-on –one therapy is designed to build family unity, self-esteem, healthy relationship, budgeting, and life skills. The Eli Home offers their families a new beginning for a safe and healthy life. The families come to the Eli Home broken and defeated but, when they leave the home their eyes are full of hope for a new happy life.
I have been a volunteer for several years for the Eli Home; helping with the construction with the shelters as well as helping out at fundraising events and the Thrift Store. I have seen firsthand why this organization has been around for 27 years and I have seen the impact it has made on the children and mothers who come to live at the Eli Home. Their program gives hope to families who have suffered through terrible abusive situations. They educate the children and mothers on how to live violent-free lives as well as help the mothers with affordable housing and employment so they can improve the quality of their lives. With all non-profits, it’s hard to survive especially in this economy so my only hope is that the mission and message of the Eli Home will reach many future supporters.