In keeping with his commitment to the overall health and wellness of young people, physician Dr. Paul Drago is a board member of Stewards of Christ, an organization devoted to the youth and young adults of Mecklenburg County, South Carolina.
In Mecklenburg County, homelessness and drug dependency are persistent problems among the youth population. Stewards of Christ aims to relieve this community’s young people of the potentially lifelong burdens of disadvantage and mistreatment in their formative years. One of the organization’s chief aims is to ease the transition from foster care to independent living. The Mecklenburg County Department of Youth and Family Services reports that 12 to 36 percent of young people transitioning out of the foster care system experience homelessness. Stewards of Christ offers shelter to adult males between the ages of 18 and 23, regardless of creed, color, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Short-term, long-term, and extended care may be available depending on the circumstances. For more information, please visit www.stewardsofchrist.org.