TMCO President Charles Maurice has been volunteering with ANGEL REACH for over 10 years including serving as the organization’s Board Chairman since 2012. He’s also served as a mentor and Job Coach to many of the young men and women who’ve come through the program.
“Can you imagine your child or grandchild being put on the street with no support or guidance when they turn 18? That’s exactly what happens to kids who age out of our foster care system. Most of these young people have been in several foster homes or group homes, and many are suffering from years of mental and physical abuse.”
Charles got his start with Angel Reach in 2011 by providing jobs to two young men in the program. In the past 10 years, he’s provided employment for over 20 Angel Reach clients and continues to help many others with outside employment opportunities.
“Finding a job with little or no experience is hard for anyone. Most of these young men and women have never held a real job and don’t even know how to find one. By having these Angel Reach clients working for me it gives me the opportunity to spend time with them and provide counseling and mentoring. Its also great to watch their confidence grow as they grow in their jobs.”
TMCO is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of Angel Reach. To learn more about this mission, please visit angelreach.org
Angel Reach is a faith-based nonprofit organization that helps children and youth between the ages of 16-24 achieve their full potential in spite of the obstacles placed on them by broken families and a broken system.
Angel Reach is a faith-based nonprofit organization that works with young adults ages 16-24 who have aged out of the foster care system and/or are homeless. Many of these youth feel lost and alone. They are now on their own and have no place to live. They need our support to help them find their way to becoming emotionally stable and financially independent. Angel Reach is also a ministry that supports families who care for children removed from their homes by Children’s Protective Services (CPS).
Our Mission Statement
“Angel Reach breaks the generational cycle of abuse, neglect, and homelessness by equipping homeless and aged-out foster youth to live independently, as well as providing critical services and support to relatives serving as caregivers.”
Angel Reach has been dedicated to the continued development of programs that prevent homelessness for foster care alumni since 2004. A 501c3 non-profit organization located in Conroe, Texas. Angel Reach was founded as a ministry to serve Kinship families and their children. Through the years our focus has expanded to now include three client types:
- Kinship Program – children who have been removed from their home because of neglect or abuse who live with a relative
- Transitional Living Program – young adults ages 16-24 who have aged-out of foster care that are homeless or at risk of being homeless
- Community Youth Outreach (CYO) – young adults between the ages 16-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Montgomery County, Texas
The Kinship Program
Angel Reach was founded as a ministry to serve families and children in Kinship care– care and support offered to extended families who care for children removed from their homes by CPS due to neglect and/or abuse by their primary caregivers. Angel Reach’s mission is to maintain the family connection by providing support and guidance for these extended family members. This is accomplished by meeting both the functional needs of food and clothing assistance, placement housing needs, document filing and retrieval, and the life enrichment needs through mentors, tutors, GED training, and much more.
Transitional Living Program
Angel Reach Transitional Living Program (TLP) was created in 2008 to provide support for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who have aged out of the Foster Care System. In addition to housing, the Transitional Living Program provides free counseling, assistance with obtaining ID’s, enrollment in high school and/or trade school or college courses, employment services, and life skills classes. Driver’s education, assistance with car purchases, transportation services, budget advising and mentor programs are also provided. In 2015, these services were expanded to include homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 24. At all levels, counseling is encouraged to help the individual work through trauma experienced in their earlier years. As each youth progresses through our three program levels, life skills advance to prepare the youth to be productive members of society. TLP is a teaching program that not only addresses the basic needs of an individual, but also teaches character values such as honesty, respect, self-worth, and accountability.
Community Youth Outreach Resource Center (CYO)
The Community Youth Outreach (CYO) collaborative is an initiative designed to meet the needs of youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Montgomery County, Texas. The goal is to engage, empower and support these youth to gain the skills and experience to become self-sufficient adults. The CYO is a Resource Center where the youth can receive basic needs services, plan their path to self-sufficiency with the help of qualified Social Workers (called Youth Coaches) and be connected with the support services primarily provided by Angel Reach.