Each year, FRSA’s President and First Lady select a charity to support during their term. The charity selected usually has special meaning to them and this year’s charity is no different. FRSA President Matt Criswell grew up with a special connection to the Children’s Home Society (CHS) where Jeff Faine grew up.
About The Faine House
Veteran NFL player, Jeff Faine, and Investment Manager, Jeff Sharon, founded The Faine House. An adopted child himself, Faine envisioned supporting young adults through education and job opportunities, safe housing and financial literacy. Originally founded with CHS, The Faine House now operates as an independent 501c3.
Enriching the Lives of Young Adults Without a Reliable Adult
Located in a 7,000 square foot facility in Orlando, The Faine House hosts ten private bedrooms and accepts 18 to 23-year-olds into their program who do not have access to opportunity and mentorship, including people who have aged out of the foster care system. As part of the program, each young adult sets their own financial, occupational and educational goals and participates in a curriculum designed to heal, equip and empower.
The Faine House has a trauma-informed staff and a community of volunteers, donors and regional partners. Understanding adverse childhood experiences, they create a roadmap to increased resiliency and wholeness in mind and body. The pathway to healing and financial independence is supported by a “Pod” of community mentors who provide ongoing support, an experienced staff and an array of educational and engaging activities. Read more.