YouthCare Responds to 2019 Count Us In Results

This past Friday, King County released their 2019 Point-In-Time Count, including the number of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. For the first time in recent years, the number of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness dropped significantly: 1,498 in 2017 to 1,089 in 2019. Physically counting people sleeping outside is an imperfect methodology, and… Read More of “YouthCare Responds to 2019 Count Us In Results”

YouthCare Responds to 2018 Count Us In Results

Last week, King County released their 2018 Point-in-Time Count, including the number of homeless youth and young adults. Here’s the good news: the rates of youth and young adult homelessness remained relatively steady—1,498 in 2017 to 1,518 in 2018—an increase of just 20 young people. Moreover, the number of homeless minors went down by 22%, due… Read More of “YouthCare Responds to 2018 Count Us In Results”

YouthCare Endorses De-Escalate Washington

YouthCare’s leadership unanimously voted to support the De-Escalate Washington ballot initiative—and we urge you to support Initiative 940 too. I-940 is a grassroots effort led by people of color and families who have been impacted by police violence. The initiative would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, and it would change… Read More of “YouthCare Endorses De-Escalate Washington”

4.2 million Homeless Young People is Unacceptable: We Must Do More

Over 40 years ago, Congress passed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act—the first and only federal law targeted at serving unaccompanied youth. For nearly as long, homeless youth providers and organizations like the National Network for Youth have advocated that Congress fund well-researched and accurate data on the prevalence of youth homelessness. For decades, those… Read More of “4.2 million Homeless Young People is Unacceptable: We Must Do More”

YouthCare Responds to All Home 2017 Data on Homelessness in King County

This morning, All Home King County released the results of their point-in-time count of homeless people in our community. The count was performed on January 27, 2017. For this year’s count, All Home employed different methodology than previous years and worked with a new research partner. We have long known that previous counts of 800-1,000… Read More of “YouthCare Responds to All Home 2017 Data on Homelessness in King County”

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’s Civic Justice Corps Rehabilitates the Community

YouthCare’s Civic Justice Corps crew recently formed a new partnership with Community Arts Create, a local organization working to renovate their building on the corner of Rainier Avenue South and South Orcas Street in Columbia City.  The CAC team was desperate for help: work was progressing at a glacial pace without a dedicated group of… Read More of “YouthCare’s Civic Justice Corps Rehabilitates the Community”