Why was the Angels Landing Foundation Created?
During a company retreat to San Diego, Seint Founder and owner Cara Brook and her husband Nick Killpack discovered Just in Time, a Southern California-based nonprofit that empowers transition-age foster youth. Inspired by Just in Time’s impact on the community, Cara and Nick returned to St. George in search of a similar foundation, but they realized foundations, like Just in Time, did not operate in southern Utah. So they established Angels Landing. The first foundation of its kind in Utah that supports former foster youth in discovering the path to their happiness.
Who Do You Serve?
Angels Landing supports young adults ages 18-26 who have spent any amount of time in foster care. Regardless of circumstance – aged out, been adopted, reunited with family – or amount of time in care – one day, six months, still in care – we are here for you.
Why Transition Age Foster Youth Ages 18-26?
Everyone should have a support system to help them successfully navigate life. We recognize that transition-age foster youth, through no fault of their own, have more barriers than non-foster youth. They often end up in negative circumstances experienced during foster care such as poverty, hunger, and homelessness. For this reason, our foundation seeks to aid young adults during the pivotable first years as they transition out of foster care. We want to break the cycle and ensure each youth has the support needed to navigate life. While Angels Landing is focused on transition-age foster youth, we do believe EVERYONE should have a support system to help them successfully navigate life. If you are unsure if you qualify for services but still need help, please reach out to us and we can connect you to community resources for you.
What Makes Angels Landing Unique?
Angels Landing takes the unique stance that: foster care unites us; it doesn’t define us. We strive to build caring communities where youth can rely on supportive relationships to guide them as they enter adulthood. The youth are at the heart of everything we do. Our youth are capable and confident, and with the right support, will be the authors of their success stories. To do this, our platform puts youth in control of the decisions they make. Our youth are creative, smart, resilient, brave, beautiful, and unique individuals. They are not defined by their past experiences, but by who they are now and who they will become.
What Services Does Angels Landing Offer?
Our services are customized to the needs of each of our youth. Some of the primary services and programs we offer are:
- One-on-one Mentorship
- Basic & Emergency Needs
- Transportation Support
- Social Events
- Social & Wellness Support
- Future Leaders
- Skill-based Workshops
- Housing Support
- Essential Education
- Employment Training
- Dress For Success
- Community Connections
Why Only Southern Utah?
We are perfecting our services with the community in our immediate locale. (Founders Cara and Nick reside in southern Utah.) In the near future, we hope Angels Landing finds a home in communities throughout Utah and beyond. The growth of our foundation is possible through the contributions of compassionate community members. To learn more about how you can make a difference, click Donate Now or contact us at Info@angelslandingfoundation.org
What is the 100k Community
The 100K Community is a nationwide movement that seeks to impact 100,000 young adults who have been affected by foster care annually by the year 2032. Rather than a traditional “systems” model of service that consistently and perpetually delivers dismal outcomes for young people impacted by foster care, our goal is to establish a community-based alternative with Empowering solutions that are designed and owned by former foster youth themselves. This new mental model will create collective, real, and lasting positive change that transforms foster care forever. The 100K Community is led by Just in Time for Foster Youth, a San Diego-based non-profit, and includes partners nationwide who are foster youth alumni, service providers, agencies and advocacy organizations, funders, policymakers, and influencers.
Who is Seint? What is Their Role with the Foundation?
Seint is a cosmetic company founded on the principle that “helping others look beautiful is nice but helping them believe they are beautiful is life-changing.” Cara Brook, founder, and CEO of Seint, established two nonprofit foundations as part of the Seint Family; Love is Never Wasted and Angels Landing with the purpose to promote awareness about foster care and positively impacting youth in her community. Seint provides financial backing, social resources, and more for both the Love is Never Wasted and Angels Landing nonprofit foundations. Together these foundations support foster families and youth through the entirety of their experience. From a first-day foster experience to the transition out, Love is Never Wasted and Angel’s Landing is here for you.
I Don’t Live in Southern Utah, can I Still be Involved?
Yes, there are plenty of ways to be involved. One incredibly easy, but also impactful way is to follow our social media pages
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If you’d like to take a more active role, we can use virtual platforms to connect you with our youth. If that’s not your preference, you can make a financial contribution, volunteer as virtual administrative support, or connect locally with 100k community partners near you. For more about the 100k community visit Just In Time at jitfosteryouth.org
How do I Get Involved?
Fill out our youth participation form or our volunteer form. We will set up a time to talk to you about getting involved!
Finding the time to volunteer can be hard, are there other ways I can make an impact?
Absolutely! We have two important and quick ways to make an impact.
- Follow, like, and share our social media posts. The more we spread the word about Angels Landing the better our resources become.
- Make a financial contribution. Donations allow us to reach more youth and have a greater impact.
Check out Ways to Give to learn about the various ways you can help.
Can I Contribute to a Specific Program or Youth?
Yes! We appreciate your willingness to support our foundation and want to make sure your donation is used exactly how you intend it to be. On our donation page, you can select the program or specify a youth you want to support.
Is My Contribution Tax Deductible?
Yes! We will provide you will the appropriate documentation so you can claim all donations made to Angels Landing. For more information check our Ways to Give page or email us at email@example.com
How do I know My Contributions are Making a Difference?
Thanks to the financial support from Seint, 100% of all community contributions go directly to youth services. When contributing, you can select the programs, services, or individual(s) you would like to support. We use specific data measures to track volunteer hours, youth participation, and financial contributions per program. This data ensures each program is having a lasting impact on the youth. We also collect youth surveys that help measure self-sufficiency, well-being, and life satisfaction for each youth.
Is Angels Landing a 501(C)3 Non-profit?
Yes, Angels Landing is a 501(C)3 non-profit registered with the IRS and the state of Utah. Angels Landing meets all guidelines and requirements set forth by the IRS and the state of Utah to maintain our non-profit status.