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Get out the Vote 2020 at YouthCare

Last September, YouthCare launched a two-month Get Out the Vote 2020 campaign for staff and youth. The campaign included a variety of initiatives—from presentations across YouthCare programs to partnerships with National Voter Registration Day, National Voter Education Week, National Vote Early Day, and the Election Trust Project. Through email campaigns, resource sharing, and social media,… Read More of “Get out the Vote 2020 at YouthCare”

YouthCare’s First-ever Luncheon: A Huge Success!

Wow! Thank you to everyone for tuning in and supporting the dreams of young people during our virtual luncheon last Friday! It was an honor to spend an hour with our community, connecting through stories of challenge, perseverance, strength, and joy from Youthcare alumni, clients, staff, and friends. Thank you for joining us! Together, we… Read More of “YouthCare’s First-ever Luncheon: A Huge Success!”

YouthCare Endorses Health Through Housing Proposal

YouthCare endorses the King County Health Through Housing proposal and we urge you to support it too. The Health Through Housing proposal will implement a 0.1% sales tax across King County for affordable housing and behavioral health treatment. Current forecasts estimate the tax will generate approximately $65-70 million a year, with the goal of housing… Read More of “YouthCare Endorses Health Through Housing Proposal”

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”

YouthCare Statement on Illegal Border Closure

For over ten years, YouthCare has been running a program called Casa de Los Amigos (Casa) for unaccompanied youth arriving at the U.S. border. The majority of youth served at Casa are fleeing war, gang violence, human trafficking, and extreme poverty. They arrive at Casa alone, with next to nothing. Casa, which is supported by the… Read More of “YouthCare Statement on Illegal Border Closure”

YouthCare Launches Back-to-School Drive

No one could have guessed that we’d be starting the 2020 school year in the midst of an economic downturn and a global pandemic. Though this year has brought massive challenges and uncertainty—including schools transitioning to remote learning environments—YouthCare is continuing to provide shelter, food, and educational support to youth experiencing homelessness. DID YOU KNOW?… Read More of “YouthCare Launches Back-to-School Drive”

Food for Thought

Like many workplaces across the country, YouthCare had to quickly adapt to the “new normal” of COVID-19. Through creative problem-solving and community support, we have continued to provide high-quality care to young people while simultaneously navigating an unprecedented economic and public health crisis. The pandemic has increased rates of homelessness, unemployment, and food insecurity across… Read More of “Food for Thought”