Coastal Community Fellowship
Recently one of our former-foster youth in our program got into a terrible accident that left him with a totaled car and minor injuries. That same day, he did on-boarding for a brand new job. He was absolutely devastated. Battling a lot of the toxic stress that would be typical during a situation like this. He had finally landed a great job after being unemployed for over a month and was finally on track when his transportation completely fell out from under him.
While Brandon [one of the other resident mentors for THRIVE] and I headed out to comfort and assist him, I reached out to my church for assistance. Earlier this fall, Coastal Community Fellowship had done a service project at the THRIVE house and taught the guys how to deep clean. In addition, they purchased gifts and threw a Christmas party for them.
We are so excited to announce that a couple who is moving soon committed to donating one of their cars to the THRIVE resident. I am incredibly thankful for a local church that is willing to come alongside our guys and help step into the gap in whatever way they can.
We are always so thankful for the generous individuals who commit to giving vehicles to our program participants. It is always such a huge blessing to them. Thank you!
Written by Daniel Ramos
THRIVE Program, Resident Mentor
Daniel Ramos is one of the on-site mentors for the men’s THRIVE house. He has been involved with THRIVE for about 2 and a half years. He is also the Youth Outreach Coordinator for Fountain Valley Coastal Community Fellowship.