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Transforming  young people’s lives and transforming the fabric of our society.

Here's what your dollars achieve.

Every gift counts. It takes a team of case workers, advocates, trainers, recruiters, prospective parents, and of course, young people to pave paths toward permanency. 

Each step is important and we need your help!

$25

buys supplies for a youth-family event where kids are matched with their life long families. 

NEW: provides cash relief to youth YGB is working with to buy food, supplies, and help meet basic needs.  

$50

supports Nobody Ages Out workshops attended by youth, family, and foster care agencies where attendees brainstorm about matching kids to families. 

NEW: covers the cost of an emergency phone call from a family to YGB staff for talk through difficult situations.  

$120

covers our weekly space rental cost for one of our classes that provides training on how to become a parent to an older kid in foster care. 

NEW: provides an emergency stipend for older youth that have aged out of the system and are living on their own while they wait to be connected to a family.

$250

provides food and supplies for our youth holiday parties where many family connections are made.

NEW: provides twice weekly virtual meet-up for families to check in, talk with YGB staff and each other to get through these challenging times. 

$500

Covers the cost of our home study program that is required to certify an adoptive family.

$1,000

Covers the cost of a parent attending our 10 week parent training class to prepare them to parent a traumatized child.

$5,000

Covers the cost of recruitment, training, background checks, home study – everything needed to certify a parent.

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No gift is too large or too small as your donation directly benefits our ability to match kids and find parents.

You Gotta Believe is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our Federal Tax ID # is 11-3272603. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. To send your donation by check, make payable to You Gotta Believe and mail to:

You Gotta Believe
3114 Mermaid Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224

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