The East Palo Alto Teen Home, Inc. is a California-licensed group home for six teenagers and teenage mothers with children, ages 0 to 17 years of age. Our goal is to help our teen residents to become fully functioning members of society by providing access to social, educational, and employment opportunities that exist within and outside of the community of East Palo Alto.

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At 12 Midnight, the East Palo Alto Teen Home started participating in the 2nd Annual Silicon Valley Gives event! In this historic event, people are coming together to make financial contributions in a 24-hour online fundraising effort to show their support to non-profit organizations that are making a positive difference in the lives of others here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded and established by Sheila George, the East Palo Alto Teen Home offers support services, education, and life skills training to teen residents who come from Child Protective Services and Juvenile Detention Centers from various California counties.

Since April 1992, the East Palo Alto Teen Home has been organized to help teenage women and teen mothers with children, who are group home residents, to become fully functioning members of society by providing access to social, educational, and employment opportunities that exist within and outside of the community of East Palo Alto. For the Silicon Valley Gives 2015 fundraising campaign, the East Palo Alto Teen Home is seeking donations to (1) expand its current youth program services, (2) establish special project components, and (3) raise funds to finance a two-week Cultural Enrichment Program to take a group of teens and chaperones to Ghana, Africa in Summer 2016.

Please consider making a financial donation to support the work of the East Palo Alto Teen Home. You can find out more about the organization and the various ways that you can financially by visiting this link: http://www.razoo.com/story/East-Palo-Alto-Teen-Home. Thank you for the consideration that you will give to this request. Happy Giving!

 

In celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the East Palo Alto Teen Home, the organization launched, organized, and raised funds to take a group of (15) youth and (5) staff and volunteers from the East Palo Alto Teen Home and community-at-large, during the week of April 13—20, 2013, to experience a first-ever “Tools of Empowerment Tour” to Washington, DC, Arlington, Virginia, and College Park, Maryland. Thanks to community support and financial donations from a host of individuals, businesses, organizations, corporations, foundations, and other funding sources, this dream was realized and very successful. It is still being talked about by all of the participants, to this day.

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Sheila George Receives The 2014 Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award
Founder of East Palo Alto Teen Home, Inc.

After Sheila George's son was murdered in 1988, she was determined to keep other youth from sharing that fate and opened her home to at-risk teenage girls in crisis.

By 1992, she opened the East Palo Alto Teen Home as a group home for female teens and teenage mothers in San Mateo County. The group home was the first of its kind in East Palo Alto. It provides support services, education and life skills to teenage girls from Child Protective Services and Juvenile Detention Centers from various counties.

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