While home for my trip over Christmas I realized through talking to friends and family that there are some recurring and frequently asked questions about what I do here. So, I figured I would answer some of those throughout this week just to get everyone on the same page.
Q: Where do I actually live?
A: I do not actually live in an orphanage. Instead, I live on the Back2Back campus. This is a property that has been developed over the past 13 years. As it stands now, we have about 35 full time staff that live on this campus tucked into the nooks and crannies of various apartments and houses. Many of these staff have children so we have about 30 or so staff kids running around here as well.
In addition to that we also have a program that allows kids who grew up in the children's homes we work with to live here in foster homes and go to high school and college. Therefore we also have 45 teenagers running around here.
All in all there are over 100 people who live on this campus full time. This is where our groups stay as well, so sometimes we have double that number with up to 150 group members at a time. I personally, live in an apartment with two other girls close to my age. We each have our own room and I have my own bathroom. We share a common living room and kitchen.
Here are some pictures of my room! I affectionately call it my tree house.
All this week I will be posting answers to frequently asked questions! So stay tuned!