YouthCare Receives $57,500 Gift from University Baptist Church

University Baptist Church recently donated $57,500 to YouthCare. In sincere appreciation of their generosity, we wanted to share a little about our friends there and the great impact they’ve had on our community. University Baptist Church opened in Seattle’s University District in 1901. Over the next century, their congregation grew steadily and provided many needed… Read More of “YouthCare Receives $57,500 Gift from University Baptist Church”

Growth and Challenges: How Your Support Impacted Homeless Youth in 2015

2015 was a year of opportunity, learning, and challenge for YouthCare, as well as for homeless youth in our community. By reviewing the 2015 Impact Report, we invite you to discover what your support of YouthCare has helped accomplish. We are grateful! Every day we meet youth with diverse backgrounds and complex experiences already in… Read More of “Growth and Challenges: How Your Support Impacted Homeless Youth in 2015”

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”