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Purposely Chosen, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: To support and strengthen every displaced pregnant & parenting teen that come through the doors of Purposely Chosen by meeting their basic physiological, safety, love, and esteem needs, which are essential to overcome the obstacles of homelessness and to become productive parents.

Results: We host annual fundraiser events to raise money to open a maternity home for pregnant teens in foster care.

Target demographics: Pregnant & parenting teens, ages 13-21

Direct beneficiaries per year: 24

Geographic areas served: Riverside County

Programs: Baby Shower Program Pampers for Purpose iBabySit for Purpose

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 4

Purposely Chosen is one of the best non profit organizatins that I've come across. There's so many teen pregnancies and displaced teens with babies without hope or anyone to turn to. Purposely Chosen not only gives the young mother hope but the baby also by providing clothing, diapers etc. I had the pleasure of meeting a young couple that the organization helped and it not only touched my heart to see their gratitude but more so to see their beautiful daughter healthy and happy. Now she will have a chance to grow up and find her purpose!

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Rating: 5

This a wonderful organzation. Purposely choosen helps displaced youth who are pregnant with baby showers to give them a boost on what they will need for their babies. This organzation also help build up the youth self esteem. This is such a amazing organzation. I would highly recommend this organazation to youth who need help with baby showers, and to help build their self esteem.


Rating: 5

WOW is all I can say when I think of the Purposely Chosen Organization! I had an opportunity to witness and partake of its iAmPURPOSE Talent Expo and was totally blown away. Not only does the organization provide a platform for young and aspiring artists to showcase their unique talents as one of its fundraising mediums, but it provides them each with an opportunity to use their gifts for social benefit! What is equally amazing is that the organization is only in its early stages of development and has already won the hearts of its local community as well as national celebrity buy-in and support! The organization's leader, Dretona Maddox, is such a dynamic woman with a triumphant personal story that fuels her vision and the impact she is making on young pregnant teens' lives. This organization is just what it suggests -- "purposely chosen" to reinforce the exclusive value of those whom society might have otherwise discounted or dismissed. No doubt that this organization will soon be a household name in many communities throughout the US!


Rating: 5

My volunteer organization, The R.E.D. Team of the Coachella Valley have been volunteering for Purposely Chosen for the past two years. We volunteer in hosting the baby showers for displaced pregnant teens and we also volunteer at their annual fundraiser events. Purposely Chosen is really doing the work that they are commissioned to do. It has been a pleasure working with the Founder and CEO, Dretona Maddox. She is passionate about helping displaced pregnant & parenting and their babies. This is a five-star organization!


Rating: 5

Purposely Chosen Inc. is an amazing organization. The passion that Dretona Maddox has for the teens is vividly shown in her outreach and the work that goes into it. This organization provides excellent services to the community and very much needed in today’s society. The message that the Purposely Chosen Inc. sends is an important one, no matter what the situation may presently look like, God has a purpose for YOU (the teen) and the baby. I believe that the love shown is such a blessing, and I personally wish I had this when I was a pregnant teen with not a lot of resources or support from my family. So many teens feel that they have nowhere to turn and no one to turn to, and there is a baby at stake, a human life that needs care. I believe that what these teenagers need is love, care, guidance, and a resource that helps them and allows them to provide a great beginning for a beautiful new life. I encourage everyone and anyone to support.


Rating: 5

Purposely chosen inc is an organization geared toward helping the pregnant teens who have been abandoned, abused, and neglected by society. They are here to help them have a better present and future by giving them basic needs and educating them on becoming parents. Not having this non for profit organization would be a disservice to our community, we need more organizations like this.