About Foster Gift Shop & North Georgia Angel House
Foster Gift Shop is a job readiness program serving current and former foster care youth by building the skills necessary to enter society as self-sufficient and productive members of their community.
The North Georgia Angel House, Inc. is a girl's group home serving young women ages 12-21. With the opening of our Independent Living Program in 2011, we realized there was an unmet need in our community. We found our girls weren't being given the tools they needed to lead a successful life once they aged out of the foster care system.
Learning the skills that are required for having and holding a job are essential to success. Our gift shop serves as not only a great place to buy your next present of bouquet of balloons, but it also doubles as our Job Readiness Program. We have partnered with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency to provide the in-depth training our girls need to not only gain employment but to also excel in their chosen fields.
Some of these skills include time management, getting along with coworkers and supervisors, hygiene skills, work attitudes, customer service, entrepreneurial skills, budgeting, you name it! It might sound simple, but we hope that by fostering these skills and attributes in our young women, we're fostering the future of kids in care!