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. His continuous service throughout the years within the funeral home business has given him and his family the resources needed to assist a community that they hold extremely close to their hearts. Their passion grew in tandem with the needs of the disabled community. After years of actively providing assistance as well as spending time and energy researching a holistic development approach for the overall betterment of the disabled community, in February 2016, Williette Safehouse was born.
Williette Safehouse is called to serve one of the most marginalized groups in the world; a community that is not only disabled by their bodies but unfortunately by the world. This unique group of amazing men, women, and children lack services and environments developed for them along with the everyday obstacles that they face. The reality is this beautiful community has fewer economic opportunities, lower educational achievements, lower access to health care services, and therefore experience unmet health care needs than their non-disabled counterparts. This subgroup has no particular color, shape, age or size. We serve all of the 15 counties within the country of Liberia.
Our Safehouse will provide developmental opportunities in various levels and areas and is created solely for Liberian individuals with disabilities. This safe and inclusive environment will aid in building authentic relationships. It will also foster partnerships with other organizations and individuals around the world that are passionate about the work we do and the community we work in. The Safehouse will be a resource rich facility offering a hand up instead of a handout.