Building better lives
one house at a time
We help foster kids help themselves
Years ago, homeless children were shipped across the country on “orphan trains” to find new families and new homes. Older children had a particularly difficult time and despite advances in the foster care system, many of these teens fare no better today than they did more than a century ago.
Today, teens who “age out” of foster care can find themselves alone, with no home, no family, and no support system. Jail, pregnancy, violence and even death are the harsh realities for many of these homeless youths.
Project Meet Me Halfway, a 501 c 3 charitable organization, is dedicated to bringing awareness to the plight of these at-risk kids and building transitional homes for them.
Award-winning musician and best-selling author Jimmy Wayne knows first-hand how a home can change a life. Jimmy was one of these kids. In and out of the foster care system for years, then becoming homeless at age 16, Jimmy has made it his life’s mission to provide homes across America for these teens.
The first transitional residence will be called “Bea’s Home for Youth,” dedicated to the memory of Bea Costner, the woman who took Jimmy Wayne into her home and her heart.