YouthCare Receives $1M Investment from Paul G. Allen

Paul G. Allen has donated $1 million to YouthCare for the purchase of a new building to expand our capacity to serve homeless youth. This generous gift will double the number of emergency shelter beds for youth 12–17 in Seattle. “Paul is committed to building partnerships with private and public organizations to identify systemic innovations… Read More of “YouthCare Receives $1M Investment from Paul G. Allen”

YouthCare Welcomes University District Youth Center

On January 1, 2016, YouthCare welcomed the University District Youth Center (UDYC) into our continuum of services. Formerly operated by Catholic Community Services, UDYC provides drop-in and basic needs services, case management, and hosts a Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy for homeless and at-risk youth in the University District. YouthCare and UDYC coming together ensures… Read More of “YouthCare Welcomes University District Youth Center”

Seattle Business Magazine Honors YouthCare at the 2015 Community Impact Awards

YouthCare was thrilled to be part of the 2015 Community Impact Awards. YouthCare Executive Director, Melinda Giovengo, accepted our award for Youth Development. We thank Seattle Business magazine and are excited about the work of our fellow honorees! Seattle Business magazine honored the region’s most influential business and community leaders on October 21, 2015, at the second annual Community… Read More of “Seattle Business Magazine Honors YouthCare at the 2015 Community Impact Awards”

YouthCare Welcomes New Board Members

YouthCare is thrilled to announce the addition of two inspiring community leaders to our Board of Directors.  Annie Chae of talentCI LLC, and Tom Neary, of Spaceflight Industries, joined YouthCare’s board in September 2015. We also bid farewell with deep gratitude to Roy Sorenson, who brought strong financial management skills to YouthCare as our Board Treasurer. We… Read More of “YouthCare Welcomes New Board Members”

Workplace Giving Season is here!

Autumn has arrived, bringing with it beautiful fall leaves, cozy sweaters, and, for many businesses, workplace giving season! Through workplace giving programs, companies encourage employees to contribute to the causes they are passionate about by making it easy to set up one-time or ongoing payroll deductions, organize events, or host donation drives for local agencies. Workplace… Read More of “Workplace Giving Season is here!”

In Conversation with Congressman Adam Smith

U.S. Congressman Adam Smith (D-09) met recently with a group of YouthCare staff, board members, and former clients to discuss barriers and challenges to serving homeless youth and young adults. The conversation shed particular light on the needs of homeless youth who are “couchsurfing”—that is, floating between temporary housing situations without knowing how long they… Read More of “In Conversation with Congressman Adam Smith”

Representative Suzan DelBene Visits YouthCare!

We were honored to host Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for a visit to YouthCare’s Orion Center! She had the chance to tour Orion and learn more about our continuum of coordinated programs and services for homeless young people before her press conference highlighting historic legislation to ban LGBT “conversion therapy.” We are so grateful to Congresswoman DelBene… Read More of “Representative Suzan DelBene Visits YouthCare!”

Governor Signs Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act

On April 24, Governor Inslee signed into law an act to address and prevent youth homelessness at the state level. This bill was among three legislative priorities for YouthCare during the state legislative session, which also included passage of the YEAR Act and Extended Foster Care for youth with significant medical conditions. We are thrilled… Read More of “Governor Signs Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act”