Our nationally recognized 501(c)(3) Erika's Dream Team, Incorporation in my sister's honor's purpose to start a group home where homeless teenagers will fill welcomed. The purpose of our group home will be for homeless high school aged teenagers. Our goal is to put a end to homelessness not only in Connecticut and the United States of America but In every state & country. Homelessness can cause many forms of depression which is the root of our goal to support youth whom are struggling with the many forms of depression such as anxiety by offering them shelter as well as helping them to connect with local people within their community by creating avenues of resources. We want to stress to our teenagers that there is life after homelessness.
Within the home we will offer an after school program for middle and high-school aged students whom are interested in learning the basics of sewing. Our program will provide the basics for those that plan to have a career in the fashion industry. Our program will be open to all students.
We provide support to the homeless and less fortunate families by food drives, toy drives and coat-blanket-sock drives where we provide water, meals, throughout the year clothing, and gifts during the holidays.
Our beloved daughter / sister Erika R. Robinson, whom tragically lost her life as an innocent bystander and taken away from our family and friends late 2013 was a fashion designer. She started her own now registered trademarked clothing line H.O.L. My family and I have chosen to live out her legacy. Erika's Dream Team, Inc. came about in early 2015. In our hearts we are passionate about giving back to our community in any way possible. We pledge to help our society in this massive fight against Depression.
Our non-profit organization is built to provide a safe, warm and welcoming environment to homeless teenagers. We plan to put an end to homelessness.
My sister Erika R. Robinson, started HOL (High Off Life) clothing brand in the basement of my parent’s home the end of spring 2011. She would cut fabric apart and glue the pieces of the cut fabric onto clothing, sneakers and winter boots with hot glue because she did not have a sewing machine. She would hand sew different fabric materials together to form apparel. She enjoyed designing clothing for everyone. She believed her designs allowed people to be themselves and be comfortable with who they were inside and out.