The mission of Jesse's House is to provide safe and structured care in a nurturing environment to at-risk girls in order to adequately prepare them for life. The shelter serves high risk girls between the ages of seven and seventeen who are referred from the Department of Family and Children’s Services or Department of Juvenile Justice; strives to reunify the residents with their families whenever possible; and provides a safe house until permanent placement is found.
They are looking for art programs for the girls in their program (~6‑12 girls each program) They are open to different art mediums and project ideas. The project must fit within one or more of the Paint Love themes: A) Loving/respecting yourself, B) Loving/respecting others, C) Seeking and strengthening positive relationships, and D) Investing in your community. They were particularly interested in: “Loving/respecting yourself and seeking positive relationships. They noted, they would like the girls to come away with an understanding that loving/respecting self and positive relationships are inextricably bound.”
- Volunteers must be female, 21 years or older, have a background check on file with Paint Love and complete all volunteer paperwork with Jesse’s House
- Volunteers may not take or post photos of the girls’ faces, names, or any photos that suggest their identity. The
- Jesse’s House location is confidential/not published and the identity of the girls must be protected.