The mission of Williette SafeHouse Foundation, Inc is to collaborate and assist with domestic disability foundations worldwide. Our focus is to care for the disabled community within Liberia; providing them with necessities, academic assistance and skills training for self-sustainability.
We believe through our work, children and youth in the Liberian disabled community will experience opportunities to advance holistically, build better lives for themselves, and contribute to the enrichment of their families.
The visionary and philanthropist Samuel A. Stryker II is the son of Williette Stryker. Throughout his years within the funeral home business, his continuous service has given him and his family the resources needed to assist a community they hold incredibly close to their hearts. Their passion grew in tandem with the needs of the Disabled Community. After years of actively providing assistance and spending time and energy researching a holistic development approach for the overall betterment of the Disabled Community, in February 2015, Williette Safehouse was born.
Williette Safehouse is called to serve one of the most marginalized groups globally, a community that is not only disabled by their bodies but, unfortunately, by the world. This unique group of fantastic youth and children lacks services and environments developed for their lifestyle. This beautiful community has fewer economic opportunities, lower educational achievements, insufficient access to health care services, and therefore experiences unmet health care needs than their non-disabled counterparts.
Our Safehouse will provide developmental opportunities in various levels and areas created solely for Liberian youth and children with disabilities. This safe and inclusive environment will aid in building authentic relationships. It will also foster partnerships with other organizations and individuals worldwide who are passionate about our work and the community we serve. The Safehouse will be a resource-rich facility offering a hand-up instead of a handout.