The Importance of Independent Living for Youth

When you think about where you live, does it bring about feelings of peace and joy, or stress and sadness? How you feel about the place you live can dramatically affect your mood and outlook on life. Where you live should be …

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What is a Family Dinner?

“No one ages out of our family, so all are welcome at these dinners.” On the second Thursday of every month, I Pour Life holds a family dinner at our office in Springfield, Missouri. A family dinner is just as it sounds, our …

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LifeStrengths Ask Me Anything with Julie Higgins

I Pour Life’s Founder and CEO, Julie Higgins, recently hosted a Facebook Live to answer questions from the public about I Pour Life’s LifeStrengths Programs. How old are the youth you serve? 15-24, but youth never age out of …

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Austin Rises up After Repeated Abandonment

At only 17 years old, Austin was kicked out of his own home by his father and forced to transition into the world entirely alone. Unfortunately, this was not the first time Austin had been abandoned. At 4 years old his mother …

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How Youth are Positively Impacted by a Chemical Company

As a nonprofit, I Pour Life needs community buy-in and support to continue changing lives. One of our wonderful partners, Renegade Chemicals, is passionate about using their resources to impact youth in our LifeStrengths prog …

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How Julia Transformed Her Life

Julia’s childhood was one of constant change and frequent rejection. She grew up in the foster care system. While she may have had many houses to live in, she lacked a stable home. When Julia turned 18 and she aged out of gov …

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