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Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home is $100,000 closer to building a new 5,500 sq. ft. home for children in foster care thanks to a donation from Veterans United Foundation. With the Foundation’s donation, Coyote Hill’s fundraising goal of $600,000 is nearing the halfway point. Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home provides a professional, yet traditional home environment for abused and neglected children.
“Daily we are turning away placement phone calls, because we lack the space,” said Larry McDaniel, founder and executive director of Coyote Hill. “The need to give sibling groups in foster care a safe place to live continues to grow in mid-Missouri. The site of the new home looks like woolly woods today, but we’re turning it into another safe place to be a child. It will be a place for children to find refuge, while finding themselves.”
This is the sixth home Coyote Hill has constructed in more than 25 years. Each home provides up to eight children daily with a safe and stable family environment, because of Coyote Hill’s full-time, live-in Home Parents. This additional home will enable Coyote Hill to serve upwards of 70-80 children each year. Coyote Hill is the only licensed children’s home in the area providing this hybrid of traditional foster care and professional counseling services.
“Our employees were very passionate about getting behind this project and supporting it,” said Greg Steinhoff, executive director of Veterans United Foundation. “It’s something there is a definite need for and we encourage other businesses and partners within the community to get involved and contribute.”
Coyote Hill is proud to be called the former home of six active duty or reserve military service members. One former resident is also a proud homeowner thanks to Veterans United Home Loans. Watch his story HERE.
Be a part of helping to build this sixth home for children, while receiving 50% YOP tax credits. Find out more HERE.
About Veterans United Foundation
Veterans United Foundation is supported entirely by the employees of Veterans United Home Loans. The foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide, by supporting nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities and honor the sacrifices of those who served our country. It also provides individual donations to current and former military members in need. More than $30 million has been pledged and donated to the foundation since its founding in 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com.