Administrative Office:  1253    3rd Street S.E.    Canton, Ohio   44707    Phone:   330.453.9199
                                                                                               Fax:   330.313.1086
Bearly Worn Consignment Store   1203 East High Avenue   New Philadelphia, Ohio   44663  
Phone:  330.343.7600
Mission Statement 
P.A.L. Mission provides stable, secure housing and life skills training to the at-risk populations of adolescents in foster care who are preparing to leave the foster care system, former foster youth who have already emancipated from the foster care system and homeless young adults up to the age of 25.

We believe every young adult has the right to live the life
 that God has designed for them. 
We wish to give them every opportunityto live up to their fullest potential and experience success, fulfillment and love

Problems Faced by Youth in Foster Care

Stigma that they are “bad youth”
•Separation from family -abandonment, abuse and neglect; unresolved issues with family
•Multiple placements and changes in schools
•Loss of credits for high school work
•Low Self-Esteem, shame, fears
•Psychological Issues, PTSD, developmental delays; late or lack of diagnoses/treatment
•Few opportunities to practice life skills
•Lack of appropriate role models
•No mentors to guide their development
•Goal-setting discussions are often delayed until they reach age 16
•Sense of powerlessness and frustration
•Not encouraged or expected to stay
•Anger, depression
•Risky behaviors
•Peer Pressure
•Oppositional behaviors
•Not encouraged to give back through service to others or sharing talents in community
Here's WHAT YOU can do as a Community !!!
Advocacy for youth rights to education

•Work to erase stigmas and promote understanding and youth/family involvement in planning and decision making decision

•Include youth in assessment of programs, planning and service delivery

•School and college/university partnerships with foster youth-serving systems

•Advocate for legislative changes
                                                                       Andrea Lewis receiving PAL Mission's Arts in Stark grant award for the proposed 
'The Searing' project. 
The Searing will be a photographic exhibit by our young people who will chronicle their journey from homelessness to self sufficiency through the lens of a camera. It promises to be an eye-opening look at youth homelessness in the community. 
COMING SUMMER 2014 !!!
We are an Ohio Benefit Bank site.  Contact us at 330.453.9199 to schedule an appointment
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with 
all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Congratulations PAL Mission !!!  

Celebrating 
15 YEARS



How to get Here:We're located at The Martin Center.   
SARTA #107 route:  exit at Sand Rock Water and walk 1 block south.
SARTA #110 route: exit at Conley Company and walk 1 block north