New organization offers help for children coming out of foster care

A recently founded organization, Brandon’s Place, hosted an open house to show off its new facility and to show the community what it has to offer.

The non-profit is designed to help 18- to 25-year-olds, who have aged out of foster care, transition from living into adulthood through training, counseling, guidance, and mentoring.

The organization offers a variety of resources for the adults such as housing, skills training, education and more.

Cynthia Butler is the founder of the organization. She explained she started the company because it was a passion of hers for years. The inspiration for naming the business came from a statement her then 13-year-old godson, Brandon, made when he offered to help with her 13-month-old foster child back in 2005.

Brandon died later that year.

“Foster children is just a passion of mine,” explained Butler. “I’ve always wanted to take care of foster children and I have done that over the years, so therefore the excitement is forever as it lives forever in my heart. I’m always going to be an advocate for children.”

If you’d like to learn more about the organization, you can called (228) 342-3698.

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