Provide Home, Restore Hope
Our 501c3 Organization HiWay to Excellence - Human Development has established ByWay Oasis - a Youth Crisis Shelter and Residential Care Home in a private, warm, and welcoming 5 Bedroom Home in North Houston. We are set up to offer a secure, learning-focused environment - furnished with all the necessities...where we will protect, serve, and uplift children in their time of need.
Support youth through their toughest challenges - INSPIRE all to chart & maintain a course for success!
ByWay Oasis is a 12-bed respite haven for children ages 5 and up, and is ready to accept residents, as soon as approved to operate! We are currently in an active licensing phase, working through Section 748 General Residential Child Care Licensing with the State of Texas, Department of Family and Protective Services.
As part of the approval process, we have to demonstrate a reserve of funds to cover 3 months of operating costs.
We are SO CLOSE - and are now at a critical point and can no longer go it alone. We are furnished and ready, but we must reach out to raise funds in order to secure our State General Residential Operation License, and further secure our contracts to serve children under the care of Child Protective Services, and Health and Human Services. Once opened, there will be adequate revenue generated to support ongoing operations. We just need to be able to open the doors! HiWay to Excellence and ByWay Oasis have ZERO DEBT, and we do have income sufficient to keep the doors open and basic bills paid until we are cash positive through our services. However, at this time, we do not have the on-hand funds to meet the State's requirement to have 3 months of operational funding in reserve.
We are in gear and poised to open, but will not be able to without financial assistance from the community!
Any funding raised will directly support the initial licensing requirements for operational funds in reserve and any additional funds generated will be committed to the ongoing service of the residents of the ByWay Oasis.
Once we are able to meet our reserve funding requirement, we do have a few additional items on our wish list!
inspirational wall art,
install a deeper kitchen sink
obtain an all-ages outdoor playset
install better quality movie projectors in our media areas
additional pillows, weighted blankets
6 tablets and 6 Chromebooks for educational, and leisure use by our young residents.
The ByWay Oasis opening staff are all devoted and passionate Founding Board members who have pledged to work on a volunteer basis for the first 3 months that we are open...ANY AND ALL funding raised, and initial income produced as operations commence - will be reinvested into expansion and improvement projects!
Our staff includes a State Licensed Child Care Director with a BA in Early Childhood Development and a Masters in Business, over 20 years of Child Care Management, as well as over 20 years of experience lovingly fostering children in her own home.
We are a team of well-qualified supportive care providers - including a full-time Resident Manager, Overnight and Relief support. We also have a dependable roster of volunteers with career backgrounds in Social Work, Education, and Kinesiology, to provide additional mentorship and day to day support, as well as assist staff with sports days, field trips, and planned adventures.
ByWay Oasis is staffed around the clock and will be open to intake children in crisis, 24/7 - 365. All staff and volunteers are trained in strict adherence to State Childcare Licensing requirements and are subject to FBI fingerprint and background checks. Our key-code secured premises is video and security monitored 24/7 - to assure the safety of our residents.
We are prepared for Covid Compliance, Virtual Learners, and have partnerships in place with our school District, Houston area museums, parks and recreation, and various amusements, to ensure that the children we will serve have an inspiring, awesome, creative and formative experience while protected and provided for at ByWay Oasis!
We have been informed by agencies that our emergency shelter and respite services will be in high demand, and we are positioned to provide much-needed relief to the strained protective care demand in the local area.
We welcome you to be a part of our success and the success of the residents that we will come to serve! Please consider Donating. :)
ByWay Oasis is managed by FAITH :) and HiWay to Excellence - Human Development.
We are a 501c3, your generosity is also tax-deductible!