A safe, stable place to call “home” on the Youth for Tomorrow (YFT) campus in Bristow, VA, will soon be available for girls who are pregnant, homeless, runaways, or survivors of sex trafficking. Construction of the new residence is being led by HomeAid Northern Virginia with “builder captain” Toll Brothers and our network of construction trade partners that will donate expertise, labor and/or materials to the project. The construction “groundbreaking” was celebrated today at the site with local politicians and community advocates.
“Many children at Youth for Tomorrow’s residential services program have survived abuse and other tragedies, arriving with little more than hope for a better future. This new residence will enable us to expand our services and programs, providing even more vulnerable young girls a chance to heal and rebuild,” said Dr. Gary Jones, the CEO of Youth for Tomorrow. The new facility will enable YFT to expand its residential services for nearly 36 more girls age 11 to 17 each year – girls who are often pregnant, young mothers, homeless, runaways or survivors of sex trafficking. Founded by former Washington Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs, YFT is unique in that it not only provides a full continuum of residential and outpatient services, but also offers its own school for the at-risk youth it serves.
“HomeAid Northern Virginia and Toll Brothers should be commended for the selfless work they do for our community,” said Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for Prince William County “Projects like these are essential to helping young ladies who have had a hard path, get back on their feet.”
To learn more about Toll Brothers’ involvement in this incredible project, please visit Groundbreaking at Youth for Tomorrow.