The Taylor House was founded in 2012. We are a 501c3 non -profit organization that receives no county, city, state or federal funding. Our main funding sources are from Community organizations, individuals, our annual Gala, and Grants.
The Taylor House is a transition home for former foster or at risk girls. Located in downtown Roseville, we accept 8 girls at a time, ages 18-24 and teach them life skills to assist them in building a strong foundation for their future. Girls are referred to us from many sources which include social workers, community partners, Sierra College, probation officers, foster families, CASA, high schools, Compassion Planet, Kelli’s cookies, Pride Industries, to name a few.
The house sits in downtown Roseville and is a 6-bedroom 2 bath home that is fully furnished complete with Cable TV, Wi-fi, central heat & Air and a newly remodeled kitchen that is fully stocked with everything residents need to prepare meals. All of the bedrooms are furnished with a full-size bed, dresser, nightstand, reading chair, mirror, curtains and desks. In 2020 we completed a two-bedroom one bath apartment for the purpose of girls who are serious about their education. Girls first complete building their foundation in the main house and then can graduate into The College Apartment to live while completing their education.
To empower independence by teaching essential life skills and offering affordable rents to former foster and at risk girls ages 18-24.
The premise of the program is to help girls “create good habits” and show them how the “Real World” works. Girls must work and go to school to live at the house. Girls pay rent, put down a security deposit, pay for utilities and buy their own food. Of course we have had many girls come to us with few personal belongings, so we have a Residence Assistance Fund that can help with their needs in the beginning which could include food, clothes, toiletries, and bedding. Girls must meet with our program manager weekly to make sure they are on track for school, work, budgeting, saving and obtaining all of their personal documents. We are very proud to be able to help girls get their driver’s permit, behind the wheel training, and drivers license. We even have a matching car savings program.
Our Program sets the focus on 5 keys areas:
Employment: All girls must work to Live at The Taylor House. We have helped 51 girls build a resume.
Education: It is mandatory for all girls to complete High school. Our Intern covers all things school for the girls, from enrollment, how to study, picking classes, scholarships, FAFSA and cheerleading!
A. 21 girls have graduated High School
B. 2 girls have completed trade schools
C. 41 girls have enrolled in college
D. 5 girls have bachelor degrees
E. 8 girls have graduated with an AA degree
Transportation: We assist girls in getting their driver's permit, driver’s license, behind the wheel training and we have a car program that helps girls get their first car. Girls must save their own money, plus have 90 days of liability insurance in the bank
A. 26 girls have received their drivers permit
B. 25 girls have completed drivers training
C. 23 girls have received help with a car
Health and Well-Being: When girls first arrive we assist them in making visits to the Doctor, Dentist, Vision specialist, Gynecology and Mental health. We cover the cost of any of the above mentioned items they may need. We also cover the cost of therapy and have an ongoing five girls in therapy as well as we offer this to alumni girls who have moved out but still want and need therapy to work on the trauma they encountered while a minor. Recently we have connected with a non profit organization in Granite Bay called “Hearts Landing” They offer horse therapy and this is an area we would like to explore in addition to traditional therapy. Therefore we will be requesting a portion of this grant to go towards traditional therapy and horse therapy at hearts landing.
Budgeting and Banking: We make sure all girls open a checking and savings account, we educate them on how to manage their money and pay timely rent. Each resident must meet with our program manager weekly to go over their budget. We also have a credit repair and building component to make for a well rounded individual.