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”

Introducing YouthCare’s Newly Redesigned Website!

Over forty years ago, YouthCare’s founders responded to a calling to serve homeless youth in their neighborhood. Fast forward to today, and YouthCare is building on its mission to end youth homelessness with boldness and intention. We knew it was time for our website to reflect the same. In the past year, we’ve worked hard… Read More of “Introducing YouthCare’s Newly Redesigned Website!”

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”

GSBA Honors YouthCare with Nonprofit of the Year Award

YouthCare is honored to be named Nonprofit of the Year by the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA).  The GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards honor businesses and business leaders who are successful, exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership and invest time and resources into their community.… Read More of “GSBA Honors YouthCare with Nonprofit of the Year Award”

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”