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YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.

YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first shelters to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today, and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.

We offer a wide variety of career opportunities, including positions in Housing services, Drop-In and Street Outreach services, Engagement services, Homelessness Prevention services, Employment and Education services, Case Management, Counseling, Development, and non-profit administration.


Our agency is guided by the following values:

  • Safety: All young people deserve a secure, stable, and healthy environment.
  • Respect: We center our work in compassion and dignity for others and the belief that all young people should be valued.
  • Empowerment: We promote a culture that encourages staff and youth to develop their own strengths, and that champions their growth and successes.
  • Dependability: We are unwavering in our commitment to young people and can be trusted to provide consistent, high quality, and sustainable care.
  • Social Justice: To end youth homelessness we must name and actively work to dismantle those systems that have created injustices for people of color, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities.
  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion: We embrace diversity, assure fair treatment, and provide equitable access to opportunities.
  • Leadership: We lead and advocate for changes that benefit young people by leveraging the collective power and influence of our youth, staff, board, and partners.
  • Collaboration: We can achieve more for young people by collaborating with and learning from partners and inspiring the community to take action.

Our Cultural Impact Committee exists to continue to ensure that the agency’s culture is welcoming and safe for clients of all backgrounds, create and cultivate a culture of constant growth and learning in regards to cultural awareness at YouthCare, and advance culturally-relevant service.

Employees are supported in guiding their professional development in a variety of ways, including opportunities to take leadership positions on cross-agency committees, onsite and external trainings, and performance development.


Employee benefits play an integral part in making YouthCare a great place to work and enabling employees to provide the best service possible to our clients. We provide full- and part-time employees with a generous and comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical: five medical plans to choose from to fit your needs as well as access to Critical Illness & Accident insurances
  • Dental: two dental plans to choose from to fit your needs
  • Vision: two vision plans to choose from to fit your needs
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: use pre-tax money to pay for out-of-pocket medical and childcare expenses
  • Employee Assistance Program: access to legal assistance, financial counseling, child and elder care referrals, counseling services, and more for employees as well as their dependents
  • 401(k) Plan: includes an employer match
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability, and Life Insurance: 100% employer-paid to ensure employees are covered for unexpected challenges
  • Paid Time Off: We knows that employees perform their best when they have a chance to rest from their daily routine on a regular basis and are able to take time away from work when sick. YouthCare provides paid time off through a broad offering of vacation, sick, parental leave, floating holidays, and holiday leave.

Equal Employment Opportunity

YouthCare is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

If you are experiencing difficulties in submitting your application, please contact HR via email at hr@youthcare.org.