YouthCare Hires Jennifer Patterson as its Chief Operating Officer

June 16, 2021, SEATTLE – YouthCare announced the hiring of Jennifer Patterson to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective June 1, 2021. Patterson will report to Melinda Giovengo, Ph.D., CEO & President of YouthCare. In her new role, Patterson will be a member of YouthCare’s organizational leadership team and will work to enhance internal… Read More of “YouthCare Hires Jennifer Patterson as its Chief Operating Officer”

Thank you Volunteers!

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Month  At a time when we all felt more isolated than ever, at a time when it would be so easy to turn inward, YouthCare’s compassionate team of volunteers turned outward and stepped up for youth and staff at YouthCare in meaningful ways. We are so appreciative of each and every single person who… Read More of “Thank you Volunteers!”

GiveBIG is Back: Four Reasons to GiveBIGGER for Homeless Youth

GiveBIG is here! Join us for 48 hours of online giving and philanthropy in our community. Read below for our top reasons to GiveBIGGER for youth experiencing homelessness in our community—and make your gift  by 11:59pm on May 5th!! 1) Because you share our belief that no young person should experience homelessness. On any given night in King… Read More of “GiveBIG is Back: Four Reasons to GiveBIGGER for Homeless Youth”

Peer to Peer – How you and your friends can make a BIG difference for youth!

GiveBIGGER this year by hosting a GiveBIG FUNdraiser! Washington’s annual statewide fundraising campaign is underway! This year, GiveBIG has expanded its platform to support individuals and groups to fundraise on behalf of organizations they care about. There is no limit to the impact you can have in our community when you host a GiveBIG FUNdraiser… Read More of “Peer to Peer – How you and your friends can make a BIG difference for youth!”

GiveBIGGER to keep youth safe – now through May 5th!

GiveBIG—our state’s biggest collective giving event—is here! Giving runs through 11:59p.m. on May 5th!  Today, we’re asking for your help to keep youth experiencing homelessness safe and fight back against this pandemic’s injustices. GiveBIG Now The Covid crisis has magnified the inequities impacting our most vulnerable communities. Emerging data shows that people of color are dying and getting… Read More of “GiveBIGGER to keep youth safe – now through May 5th!”

YouthCare’s Support for Immigrant & Undocumented Youth from the Border

YouthCare’s mission is to support young people who need immediate shelter, basic needs, food, and stability to build a better future. We do this for young people in our community, and we do this for young people who arrive from the border through the U.S. government through our Casa de Los Amigos program in partnership… Read More of “YouthCare’s Support for Immigrant & Undocumented Youth from the Border”

El trabajo de YouthCare con jóvenes inmigrantes y nuestro programa Casa de los Amigos

Recientemente, hemos recibido algunas preguntas sobre nuestro trabajo para apoyar a los jóvenes inmigrantes. Queríamos tomarnos un tiempo para hablar sobreel programa Casa de Los Amigos de YouthCare y aclarar algunos malentendidos quehemos estado escuchando. Primero, Casa de los Amigos NO es un centro de detención. Nuestro programa es un hogar grupal apoyado por la… Read More of “El trabajo de YouthCare con jóvenes inmigrantes y nuestro programa Casa de los Amigos”

Let’s talk Progressive Revenue!

Happy Week 7 of 15 of Washington State’s legislative session! YouthCare is participating this week in the coalition Balance Our Tax Code’s Revenue Week of Action, which aims to raise awareness of, and advocacy surrounding, progressive revenue reform in Washington State. This week’s efforts hope to amplify youth voices and raise awareness about progressive revenue.… Read More of “Let’s talk Progressive Revenue!”

YouthCare expands to Lake Forest Park and Shoreline: Announcing YouthCare’s Youth Resource Center

Over the past four years, residents of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline have been working to address a critical need in their community: the lack of resources for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. Year after year, community members analyzed the results from their annual point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness as well as data… Read More of “YouthCare expands to Lake Forest Park and Shoreline: Announcing YouthCare’s Youth Resource Center”

New Rental Assistance Funds Available For Youth

YouthCare and the Y Social Impact Center have launched a new partnership to help youth and young adults pay back rent due to COVID. The two organizations worked together on a joint application made available through federal CARES funding and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce, successfully securing a grant of $3.2 million… Read More of “New Rental Assistance Funds Available For Youth”