"Women of Worth empowers us to Build Futures of homeless youth by taking the increasing number off the streets to safe housing and self-sufficiency. "
– Kathy Tillotson, founder of Build Futures

About Kathy Tillotson

When Kathy and her husband retired and moved to Orange County, California, she identified a large gap in services and housing options for homeless youth. She founded Build Futures, an organization that gets homeless kids off the streets immediately to safe, permanent housing and helps them become self-sufficient—within 60 to 90 days—providing mentoring, and the services, resources and support needed to obtain and maintain employment, addressing issues like depression, substance abuse or reckless spending. Of those who cooperate with her interventions, Kathy estimates 75 percent have gotten jobs and become financially self-sufficient.

About Build Futures

Build Future provides immediate housing to homeless youth ages 18-24 in Orange County, California. The organization also provides the services, resources and support they need to obtain and maintain stable employment and long term independence. Since its founding in 2009, Build Futures has helped more than 1,000 homeless youth. Last year, 255 kids received help, including 108 who were provided housing.

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