Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids

aka Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids   |   Sylvan Lake, MI   |  https://forthekidsfoundation.org/

Mission

Bringing Tenderness To Tragedy and turning tragedy to triumph for the families of kids who have lost a parent by providing practical, professional, and personal assistance at each stage of the grieving and recovery process.

Ruling year info

2001

Principal Officer

Norman Yatooma

Main address

2207 Orchard Lake Rd

Sylvan Lake, MI 48320 USA

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EIN

38-3514998

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

One in 20 children have lost a parent. This creates a significant amount of trauma for that child. Many times, it creates financial burdens on top of grief that were not there before. Families are left with little guidance and support on how to navigate through the grief process and also "life" as it was known before.

Our programs

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Social Events

Each month we provide a social event for the children and their guardian in our program to get together and just be kids again and build lasting relationships. This provides an opportunity for the families to be with others who have suffered the same type of loss.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance, stability, and financial assistance to families with children who have lost one or both parents. This all-too-common tragedy transcends the lines of race, religion, and status and often forces children to prematurely assume the burden of adult responsibility.

In addition to immediate financial resources for living expenses, Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids attempts to provide at least some semblance of the parent’s mentoring hand, now reduced to memories and photographs.

We provide financial assistance to qualifying families who have sustained financial burdens due to the loss of the parent. We are able to guide families through the process of getting social security established, guardianship (if appropriate), etc. We also provide monthly family events where kids can be with other kids who have experienced the same loss in order to form life-long bonds and know that they are not alone. We are able to adopt families for Christmas so that good memories can be formed during what can be a very difficult season of grief. We customize our program offerings to the situations. We have resources for therapy, camps, and other healing programs specifically for children that have lost a parent.

Our staff is able to provide expertise for walking through many of the processes necessary after a death. We have collaborated with many community organizations that specialize in therapeutic programs. Through the generosity of donors, we are able to provide financial support to qualifying families that are struggling directly due to the loss of a parent. We are able to provide a listening ear and support for parents, grandparents, guardians, and children who are dealing with this tragedy and trying to deal with day-to-day life at the same time.

Our program services continue to grow to serve more children. We are working to increase funding to be able to have a center where families can come for services and support.

Financials

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Yatooma's Foundation For The Kids

Board of directors
as of 05/22/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Norman Yatooma