Learn More about JEM Friends

1111 S. Orchard St. Ste 106
Boise, ID 83705
[email protected]

JEM Friends was founded in 2008 by Liberty (Barrett) Thompson with a dream of establishing a home where rejected children could be safe and loved.

  • The Need—Every year, 20,000 youth age out of foster care in the United States.

  • Our Solution—We provide a program to help youth aging out of foster care as they navigate their transition to independence.

  • Get Involved—You can become a JEMfriend, someone who partners with JEMfriends’ work and vision, in various ways. We greatly appreciate prayer support, financial giving, and specific giving to meet program needs.  We also depend on the many hours volunteers give in areas such as mentoring, providing transportation, accomplishing office work, and preparing for and staffing events.

JEMfriends envisions that each person aging out of foster care has opportunities to flourish in a society that understands their adversity and supports them in becoming loving adults.

JEMfriends Mission…

… provides stability and freedom for youth who have left foster situations.

… introduces them to Jesus Christ, the source of hope.

… spreads knowledge about these youth.

… facilitates connections that create friendship, community, and growth.