Gift Cards: Why They Matter

The young people we meet often have to make tough choices with limited resources. Choices like: if I buy these groceries today, will I have enough for the bus to make to class? Or, if it’s winter break and I can’t rely on a meal at school, where will I find my next meal? Gift… Read More of “Gift Cards: Why They Matter”

2019 Year in Review

As the new year approaches, we want to take a moment to review everything we accomplished this past year. 2019 brought achievements and challenges that pushed us to reflect on our work and further our mission of ending youth homelessness. With your help, we had an incredible year. Check out some of our favorite highlights… Read More of “2019 Year in Review”

6 Simple Ways to Brighten the Holidays for Youth Experiencing Homelessness!

The holidays are a special time: there’s excitement in the air as we exchange gifts, gather around the table, and count our blessings. Every young person deserves to experience those special moments. At YouthCare, staff are working hard throughout the season so youth can feel more at home during this time of year. Can you… Read More of “6 Simple Ways to Brighten the Holidays for Youth Experiencing Homelessness!”

YouthCare Welcomes Volunteers for Annual “Days of Caring”

This month, YouthCare welcomed volunteers from organizations around the community for their dedicated ‘Days of Caring’. Volunteers from Expedia showed up in full force to spruce up two of YouthCare’s community living programs. These volunteers deep cleaned the kitchens, which are focal points of community building for youth who call these spaces home. After completing… Read More of “YouthCare Welcomes Volunteers for Annual “Days of Caring””

2019 Session Recap

Last Sunday was sine die: the last day of the 2019 state legislative session. It was a big year for housing and homelessness priorities—and there’s lots of reason for advocates to celebrate. Here’s a recap of how YouthCare’s legislative priories fared and why they’ll make a difference in young people’s lives. HB1657: PASSED! Why was… Read More of “2019 Session Recap”

Celebrating National Safe Place Week: It Takes a Village

#NSPWeek2019 kicks off this week with an official recognition by both Seattle City Council and King County Council proclaiming National Safe Place Week! Safe Place, run in collaboration with YouthCare and Friends of Youth, is a youth crisis intervention program that connects runaway and homeless youth ages 12-17 to services, either through family reunification or… Read More of “Celebrating National Safe Place Week: It Takes a Village”

8 Ways to Honor Black History Month

YouthCare is proud to honor Black History Month and pay tribute to the incredible achievements of Black Americans, past and present. As we celebrate our country’s rich history of Black leadership, YouthCare also recognizes that generations of racist attitudes and policies are woven into our systems and institutions—hurting us all in the process. Racism also… Read More of “8 Ways to Honor Black History Month”

YouthCare Gives Thanks During Seattle’s #Snowmageddon

After being pummeled by multiple snowstorms, this month officially marks Seattle’s snowiest February on record. Everyone has been affected by this weather—but freezing temperatures and prolonged snow hit especially hard for the young people YouthCare serves. While we all endure the remainder of Seattle’s #Snowmageddon2019, there is something that brings us at YouthCare some warmth:… Read More of “YouthCare Gives Thanks During Seattle’s #Snowmageddon”