Express Blinds, Shutters, Shades & Drapes is proud to support Isaiah 117 House and its mission to provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement.
When children are removed from their homes out of concern for their welfare, they are usually brought to the Department of Children’s Services Offices to await placement with a foster family. This wait can be several hours to nearly a full day. These children often have nothing with them and are scared, lonely, hungry, and in dirty clothing. The Isaiah 117 Houses were created to be a warm place, providing physical and emotional support for these children to be cared for while awaiting foster care placement. This comforting home is a place where children can be brought to wait. Instead of a cold office building, a safe place with friendly and loving volunteers who provide clean clothes, smiles, toys, and snuggly blankets. This space allows children to receive the comfort and care they need while DCS staff can do the necessary paperwork and identify a good foster placement.
Isaiah 117 has homes in Tennessee, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, Texas, and Georgia. In the Bible, Isaiah 1:17 says, “defend the cause of the fatherless.” The Isaiah 117 Houses have comfortable beds for boys and girls, fully stocked bathrooms, playrooms, and nurseries ran by volunteers. This home provides comfort and safety during a traumatic transition. This has the potential to positively affect children who are coming into custody and be of support to the DCS staff of this region. These houses are always ready to take in children and show them love when they need it most.