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”

FAQ on YouthCare’s Casa de los Amigos Program

What is YouthCare’s Casa de Los Amigos Program? YouthCare’s Casa de los Amigos Program (Casa) is a 20-bed emergency shelter program funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is domiciled at the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. The program was founded almost a decade ago to serve unaccompanied minors ages 12-17. The… Read More of “FAQ on YouthCare’s Casa de los Amigos Program”

YouthCare Adopts New Mission, Vision, and Values Statements

YouthCare is excited to share our new Mission, Vision, and Values statements. The last time these guiding statements were edited was 2010. Much has changed for YouthCare, the young people we serve, and our community since that time. We’ve enhanced our strength, our tenacity, and our commitment to providing consistently excellent services, as well as openly… Read More of “YouthCare Adopts New Mission, Vision, and Values Statements”