Love For A Child™ is an approved and active 501c3 Non-profit Organization servicing Michigan’s foster care, low income, and at-risk communities.
Love for a Child is a year round program focusing on areas of mentoring for children, youth and young adults challenged by circumstances of abuse, neglect, and behavioral issues. Our program has delivered over a 92% success ratio of children who have reported positive outcomes and outputs improving behaviors, developing life skills and leadership training.
Our mission at Love For A Child™ is to “Rewrite the story for at-risk children and youth through actions authentic love.” When we hear about stories of children who are severely hurt, abused, or living in fear we can’t help but want to step in to provide a safe place for these kids to be heard, listened to and cared for. Our trained and dedicated teams understand kids are meant to be kids, to have a childhood where their creative minds are explored and their smallest achievements are celebrated. Over 70% of children abused before the age of ten years old who have suffered some form of abuse become reliable to medications and drugs to cope with their surroundings. Almost 62% of foster care children in Michigan who have lived in traumatized life settings before the age of ten, will not graduate high school and revert to dropping out or potential substance abuse.
Joseph and Michelle Savalle are from Michigan and have been working with fostered, abused and at-risk children for over 15 years. Together they have provided mentoring individually and in group settings for children and youth. In 2011 the statistics of these specific groups had reached an all time high due to Michigan economic downfall, leaving under privileged families in a worse spot than ever. Over 15,000 children alone are active in Michigan’s foster care system. Joseph and Michelle created, Love for a Child™, to help change these staggering numbers. They believe that dedicated time, compassion to care, and a heart of hope will guide these children to become leaders in their schools, homes, and communities. Their heart for the programs they build will always be truly about, love for a child.