Great Hearts Initiatives | YouthCare

Mission

YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.

Each night in Seattle, 700–1,000 young people are homeless. That’s thousands of homeless youth every year — stuck in survival mode.

Most were traumatized before they reached our streets. Each day they spend on them will take its toll. It isn’t difficult to understand why so many chronically homeless adults report having been homeless as youth.

At YouthCare, we serve children as young as 12 and young adults all of 24. On the streets, rather than having a childhood, the younger ones are already enduring greater fear than anyone should ever have to. At ages for finding mentors and role models, the young adults are learning to trust no one. All of them should be imagining and building a future. Instead, they’re occupied with getting to tomorrow.

Categories
Education and Research, Human Services
Size
$1m-$100m
Locality
Local

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