The mission and vision of Yasha Home is to provide a safe place for displaced young ladies from Belize who are at a crossroad in life. Having already been taken away from their family, it is no easy decision to do what is best for them and their future as they are aging out of government care. Yasha in Hebrew means, “safe, free, delivered, bring salvation, get victory” — and that is the vision of the home; creating a safe place for young women to be empowered. The home is a 2–3 year faith based discipleship program that gives those aging out of government care the tools to be whole and successful independent adults.
Meet our founder: Elizabeth Chinn
Elizabeth is a missionary who has been serving in Belize with a focus on children’s ministry and leadership development within various areas of ministry. After serving and partnering with a local children’s home and seeing girls “age out” with no tools or stability for adulthood, a dream was placed into her heart — to create a safe place for young women to be equipped and empowered to walk in wholeness.
The home is a 2–3 year faith based discipleship program that gives those aging out of government care the tools to be whole and successful independent adults through:
• Biblical Principles
The women will learn spiritual disciplines and foundational truths through daily and weekly Bible study. Our approach is holistic focusing on three parts: mind, body, and soul.
• Practical Life Skills
Yasha is structured in a way where the women will learn to live independently. Through “dorm style” living, they will learn conflict resolution, living by a budget, time-management skills, health and nutrition, and what it takes to maintain a home.
• Furthered Education
Every child deserves the right to an education. Within the home, they would be given the opportunity to finish 4th Form (High School) and hopefully pursue going to university or a trade school afterwards.
There are three simple ways you can be involved in helping establish Yasha Home:
1. Become a part of our support team
A. Commit in prayer
B. Stay connected through our monthly newsletter
C. Share our prayer needs with your community
2. Give financially
B. One-time donations
C. Helping sponsor a young adult
3. Give of yourself
1. Build projects/needs within the home
2. Come and teach a specific skill set
3. Bring a team