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Preventing youth homelessness & sex trafficking
by providing free quality housing for at-risk age-out foster girls
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Who We Are

The Legacy House exists as a platform to help launch young women who have aged out of the foster care system into adult life with the tools necessary to succeed. We endeavor to help combat the increasing trend of youth homelessness and sex trafficking among the age‐out foster community by providing safe housing, life development skills, and Christian discipleship. In addition we desire to see each of our residents achieve educational greatness, therefore our residents are required to take advantage of the scholarship opportunities available to them and continue their formal education while residing at the Legacy House.

Overall we seek to be a community of support for every resident who joins our program both during their residency here and in their life to come.

Jeff Chaisson

Having worked for over a decade as an executive for Community Partnership for Children, Jeff is a veteran in Child Welfare Services. Listen to why he believes Legacy Housing is the solution to the age-out foster care crisis.

Russell & Daniela Holloway

Russell is the Director of the Port Orange, Daytona Beach, and the Ormond Beach Counseling Centers. Dr. Daniela is an anesthesiologist at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Both care deeply about bringing healing to those in need here in Volusia County. Together they share why Legacy Housing is essential to our community and how we can all help bring healing to our orphan population.

Aswin Suri

Aswin Suri is a leading Realtor specializing in Daytona Beach Florida luxury real estate as well as the founder of Aswin Suri Real Estate. As a successful entrepreneur, Aswin shares why he believes Legacy Housing is a worthy investment for your family or business.

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She Surrendered

With over 10,000 views, Rich Tidwell’s spoken word “She Surrendered” helped to raise awareness about the foster care to prostitution pipeline. Shortly after the videos release in 2015, hundreds of people joined together and raised over $50,000 to house age-out foster girls. We then launched our first Legacy House and began our mission to prevent youth homelessness and sex trafficking in the United States.

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Press

Rich and Brandi Tidwell have begun work in Ormond Beach they hope see spread across the country, one young woman at a time. They are running Legacy House, a home for female teens who have aged out of the foster care system and have no place to live.

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Ormond Church houses young women leaving foster care

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Ormond Church, where Tidwell is a pastor, is currently looking to partner with 100 families who are willing to donate $50 a month to fund expenses for their current girls, and help them have enough money to bring in more.

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Legacy House welcomes new girls, seeks volunteer help

by Emily Blackwood, Ormond Beach Observer.

Every year, an average of 1,290 Florida children age out of foster care, many with no place to go and left vulnerable to pimps and traffickers. In fact, 60% of young people in the business of sex trafficking and prostitution were once in foster care.

High numbers like that are overwhelming and can make a problem as heavy as keeping foster kids off the street seem almost impossible to prevent. But what if we started smaller?

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Secure Giving

60% of young people in the business of sex trafficking and prostitution were once in foster care, together we can change that. Text the word “GIVE” and the AMOUNT (Ex. Give 50) to 386-753-7337. Fill out the secure form one time, select whether a single gift or recurring, then secure giving will be just a text away! Your gift is never charged to your phone bill!

Or you can give online by clicking the link below. It’s simple and secure, use your cell phone number to log in.
Give a single gift, or schedule ongoing donations using your debit or credit card.

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Get Involved

Families and Individuals

Monthly Sponsorship

$50/mo

We’re looking for 100 people to join with us, month after month, providing safe housing for age-out foster girls in Florida. You can be one of them. Join the Legacy Housing Monthly Sponsorship family. Give Monthly
One-time Gift

100% of your gift goes towards housing and caring for our residents, thank you for your generosity. Donate Now
Birthday Campaign

Instead of receiving gifts for your birthday this year, ask for donations. Contact Us
Creative Campaign

Ask for donations instead of wedding gifts, run a 5k, paint a masterpiece. Be creative and have fun while raising money to put an end to sex trafficking. Contact Us
Food & Clothing

Do you love to cook or have some clothes you don't need anymore? Donate them today. Contact Us
Social Media Volunteer

Are you a social media enthusiast? We're looking for a team of volunteers who want to help spread the word about Legacy Housing across the interwebs! If that is you, email us today! Contact Us

Organizations

Buy the Legacy House

$300,000

Make a contribution to help us purchase the first Legacy Housing property featuring 3 separate households with 9 total bedrooms. Contact Us
Sleepout

Invite your business, church, or organization to sleep outside with minimal shelter for a night. Ask friends to donate for every hour you endure. Contact Us
Benefit Concert

Put on a concert with a local band in your area, donate the ticket sales to Legacy Housing. You can even invite Rich Tidwell to come speak! Contact Us
5K Run

Hold a 5k run in your community and donate the proceeds. Contact Us
Banquet Fundraiser

Have a fancy dress up dinner and raise funding to house age-out foster girls and put an end to youth homelessness & sex trafficking. Contact Us
Product or Service Donation

Own a thrift store and want to give clothes? Do maintenance or AC repair and want to help? We would love to receive your product or service and give you a shout out to everyone we know! Contact Us

When you give to Legacy Housing,

all gifts are received by Ormond Church and designated to the Legacy Housing Project. If sending a check, please make it payable to Ormond Church. Ormond Church is a not for profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt Christian Church operating in Ormond Beach Florida organized under section 508(c)(1)(a) of the IRS tax code. Our EIN is 47-4214701. All donations are tax-deductible.

Special Thanks

So many friends have helped make the Legacy House a reality. We thank each of you deeply for all you’ve done.

  • Angie Molina
  • Giving Firstfruits, Inc
  • Aswin Suri
  • Terri Prescott
  • Russell & Daniela Holloway
  • Ray Dubois
  • Kenneth Marshall
  • Meagan Scharmahorn
  • Steve & Sandra Hogue
  • Samone Knight
  • Mark Conroy
  • Jason Toro
  • Jeff Chaisson
  • Abe & Abby Alam
  • Deborah L Browning
  • Michelle Wharton
  • Jennifer Mellema
  • Paul & Missy Tomazin
  • Chase Brooks
  • Kevin & Leslie McNulty
  • Stacy & Barry OBrien
  • Wesley & Debora Stewart
  • Diane Rains
  • Joe & Marisa Rains
  • Chris & Amber Via
  • Savannah Kolacek
  • Nolan & Emily Urquhart
  • Jim Lynch
  • Glen Harvey
  • Deliece Gluth
  • Rick & Nina Tidwell
  • Robert Tidwell
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Apply for Residency

Thank you for your interest in becoming a resident of the Legacy House! Have you aged-out of Foster Care in the State of Florida? Are you currently or soon to be homeless? Please download our residency application below, fill it out, and email to connect@legacyhousingproject.com

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Address

Ormond Church
66 Lucky Dr.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to “Ormond Church” and write “Legacy House” in the For or Memo section of the check, thank you!

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
James 1:27