The Orangewood Children’s Foundation aims to provide stability and care to children who have been living in unsafe conditions. The foundation operates a children’s home to help protect these individuals, providing transitional housing, educational opportunities, and assistance to families in need. To achieve these goals, the nonprofit organization runs many different programs that serve both children and young adults.
Orangewood’s Advanced Studies Scholarship Program offers assistance to those who intend to pursue higher education. Since its inception in 2009, the program has awarded more than 50 scholarships to individuals who grew up in foster care, helping them achieve their educational goals.
Orangewood’s Independent Living Program (ILP) offers educational workshops and care to individuals in their upper teens and early 20s, helping them cultivate strong education, job prospects, and community relations. ILP helps participants prepare for emancipation by providing practical life lessons such as budgeting for groceries and searching for an apartment.