Founder, Kim Bigler, received a mass email one day from a local church about a young girl who just aged out of foster care without a family and was in need of a heater. Apparently, this young lady was able to obtain an empty apartment that was without heat. Being December, Kim had just bought a heater for her dog. The comparison became unfathomable, that her dog was better cared for than this young lady who had spent her life in foster care, in 16 different placements, only to age out alone. Not only did Kim provide the heater, she made a commitment to mobilize local communities to better serve foster youth by meeting their unmet needs and encouraging more families to become foster and adopt parents. James Storehouse was born.
James Storehouse Louisiana partners with the Louisiana Department of Child and Family Services and local communities to ensure more resources and better care for foster and transitioning youth.