YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.


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.


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 the youth housing crisis we must name and actively work to dismantle those systems that have created injustices for people of color, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities. Click here to read our statement on anti-racism.

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.

YouthCare is recognized by the Council on Accreditation (COA). The COA has taken notice of our dedication to the above values, and has noted that YouthCare is meeting and exceeding COA’s exacting standards. This independent organization sets the gold standard for social service organizations, and COA accreditation affirms YouthCare’s ongoing commitment to excellence.