Many youth who have experienced abuse, injustice, or violence often don’t receive the help and support that they need to deal with the effects of these experiences in positive and healthy ways. They often stay trapped in lives of pain, hopelessness, and anger. Over time, these emotions begin to fester and often lead to violence, addiction, difficulty learning in school, homelessness, and bad decisions that can lead to finding themselves caught up in the criminal justice system.
Our Journey to Freedom program is designed to provide practical and emotional support and guidance that youth and family need to work through their issues and develop solutions for overcoming these difficulties in their lives.
Our program first assists participants in locating resources to meet their basic needs. It is impossible to work on emotional difficulties until one has the basics. Volunteers and staff assist clients with ESL instruction, locating household items, and finding employment and educational opportunities.
Once basic needs have been met, participants have access to counselors who are able to help them directly and are able to refer them to other services in the community when needed.
Contact us for more information on this program.
The 1994 Genocide against Tutsi Survivor’s Fund
The 1994 Genocide against Tutsi Survivor’s Fund was created to assist Genocide against Tutsi Survivors and their children. From the PCFR’s Genocide against Tutsi Survivor’s Fund Constitution: “The goal of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi Survivors Fund is to promote the mental and physical health and welfare of the survivors and their children.”
Most of the Fund’s annual income comes from contributions made by concerned genocide survivors, organizations, and the remainder through PCFR fundraising events and thoughtful bequests.
We are making life easier and brighter for the Genocide Survivors by offering financial support and funding special cases that would improve the life of a genocide survivor. We are granting scholarships and bursaries to schools that are attended by genocide survivors or by the first-generation genocide survivors.
For more information, including guidelines, requirements, and the grant application, please Download Grant Application.