MISSION, OBJECTIVE & HISTORY
Our mission is to end youth homelessness and dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline by providing equitable, culturally responsive, holistic, and person-centered support services to our most at-risk youth ages 12 to 26.
It is our goal to better strengthen our communities by empowering our most at risk youth with the self-esteem, values and tools necessary for making positive choices; while providing them with quality basic care needs, education, community resources, case management, advocacy, transitioning skills, and goal setting meetings involving professionals, family, and youth in our care.
Abundance of Hope Center is a family lead organization, founded and operated by African American women and other minority groups. AofH was established in 2008 as a labor of love for youth slipping through the cracks; most of which were disproportionately people of color and LGBTQIA people despite being the minority of the community. AofH staff includes members who have personally faced and overcome many of the same barriers as our most at-risk youth, and are committed to inclusion and equity in practices, policy, and programming.