Forward Paths' mission is to positively influence at risk youth and forever revolutionize their path to independence.
Forward Paths Foundation has taken an exciting step in our pursuit of improving the lives of Lake County's homeless unaccompanied youth and youth aging out of foster care. The lack of safe and affordable housing is a huge barrier to a youth's ability to achieve self-efficiency. The need for secure housing is immediate. The board and staff of Forward Paths developed a strategic plan to address our goals.
Our plan is to build a micro community designed to meet the unique needs of our youth. This micro community will host 600 sq. ft. cottages for youth, a community room and garden. We believe this micro community will be a beacon of hope for not only our youth but also our community.
The First United Methodist Church of Eustis has donated a one and a half acre lot to help us meet this goal. We greatly appreciate their generous donation and investment in the lives of our youth. There are two houses on this lot. We are currently occupying these houses. One of them was recently renovated by using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that we received through Lake County Government. We are beginning the building phase of our tiny house community and look forward to their completion. The great thing about this location is that it is only one mile from the Lake Technical College campus where many of our students attend school.