Southern Foundation for Homeless Children takes pride in making a difference in the lives of children. Paul's Home opened July 1, 2000. On August 5, 2000 our home was filled to capacity. Between our two homes we have twenty boys between ages 13-18 years of age. We have had to return only one child because of significant behavior problems. When I first came up with the concept of a home for children, I thought it would be excellent to start with younger Children - maybe 3- 6 years old. They are easier to train and are more obedient than the older children. Little did I know, Gods plan won? The first child I received was 15 years old, 6' tall and weighed over 240 lbs. Our children attend the public school system and our local church. At the beginning of school term it took some major adjusting for the children.
If parents, families and acquaintances of these children should see them now, they would be ready to take them and make them a part of their family again. But, I would have to say no because the process has just begun. Yes, they have made considerale improvement, but the process is not yet complete. This is why I am grateful for our Local and State agencies, because they have the authoity to say yes and no and usually if we have justifiable reason for actions they are receptiev to it if it's to benefit the child.
We are pleased to be blessed with good staff. The staff here is loyal, professional and dedicated to children and the operation of Southern Foundation for Homeless Children. We take pride in all.
We have recently opened our second home Eastwood Children's Home located in Columbus, MS in the New Hope area in February 2009. This is also another boy's home with a maximum capacity of 10 children as well.
We codially invite you to visit Paul's Home or Eastwood between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm, Monday Through Friday
We believe in training our children in social environment by hands-on experience. Our children will learn how to cook, clean, raise food, wash and iron, take care of personal hygiene and live independent of our welfare system.