Local Non-Profit Awarded Cook Ministries Grant: Three Precious Miracles Announces New Project
February 2, 2018
SACATON, Ariz., (January 23, 2018) –Three Precious Miracles is pleased to announce a new program for Native American Foster children throughout the state of Arizona. This Blanket Project, funded through Cook Ministries, creates natural supports to Native American children that are undergoing past and current trauma by embracing their cultural identity while healing and provides potential for a positive future and development of leadership abilities that not only effects individuals but positively impacts society for generations. The Blanket Project is designed to help Native American foster youth reclaim their identity, their culture, their pride, and their dignity. By having something personalized that represents their heritage, and reminds them of the culture they came from, foster youth will feel better connected to their roots. Creating a tangible piece of education for each child in regards to each youth’s tribe, along with pride for their culture, has been an undeniably powerful tool for creating a path filled with possibility and life.
Three Precious Miracles (TPM) is an incorporated Arizona non-profit organization, founded to support Native American children in care through streamlining systems, providing cultural and natural linkages to licensing agencies, and supporting foster and kinship families through systems navigation and involvement. Our systems and pathways create supports to Native American children that are undergoing past and current trauma while supporting caregivers whether they are biological or state appointed guardians, an opportunity for youth in care to embrace their cultural identity while healing past and current trauma, and to provide safe and healthy homes where children and youth that thrive through healthy relationships and mutual respect. TPM believes that every Native American child who is displaced deserves love, a sense of belonging and cultural engagement. Our vision is to have Native American foster youth reclaim their identity, their culture, their pride, and their dignity in order to become whole and strong leaders within the community. Through our values of RESPECT, ACCOUNTABILITY, CULTURE and COMMITMENT, we further our mission” to support the families of Native American children who are displaced so they can provide a loving, caring and culturally sensitive home.”
Three Precious Miracles has a team of volunteers who will work with youth, create blankets, and travel throughout the state to make vital connections to the youth in foster care.
For more information about The Blanket Project and Three Precious Miracles, please contact Elisia Manuel at 520 610-2555 orElisia@threepreciousmiracles.orgVisit us online at www.threepreciousmiracles.com to learn more about our organization.
Funding for this project was provided in whole by Cook Native American Ministries Foundation. Cook Native American Ministries Foundation is a 501(c)(3)organization whose mission is to empower, educate, and equip the next generation of Native American leaders.
About Three Precious Miracles: The mission of Three Precious Miracles is to support the families of Native American children who are displaced so they can provide a loving, caring and culturally sensitive home.