COVID-19: Your Support is Vital

As you are aware, King County has been significantly impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hearts go out to those personally affected, and particularly to families who have lost a loved one. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, youth, and community members are of paramount importance to YouthCare. We are closely monitoring the evolving… Read More of “COVID-19: Your Support is Vital”

Honoring Black History at YouthCare

To honor Black History Month, YouthCare’s Cultural Impact Committee (CIC) invited YouthCare staff to share their reflections on Black and Brown excellence through people, events, art, and experiences that inspire them. We’re so excited to share this collection of reflections with you. As you read, please remember it’s important to honor Black and Brown voices… Read More of “Honoring Black History at YouthCare”

YouthCare Pride 2020: Casa de Los Amigos Edition!

Recently, a young person staying at our Casa de Los Amigos program (Casa) for unaccompanied, undocumented youth, bravely opened up to staff about his struggles with coming out. He had experienced constant bullying for being himself in his native country. Casa de los Amigos staff welcomed him immediately with love and acceptance. This set off… Read More of “YouthCare Pride 2020: Casa de Los Amigos Edition!”

Uplifting Voices: YouthCare Staff & Youth Participate in Youth Advocacy Day 2020

Ending youth homelessness in our community is possible. But our public policies must incorporate the viewpoints and stories of young people experiencing homelessness to be effective. On Youth Advocacy Day (YAD) last Friday, young people gathered in Olympia. They voiced their perspectives during meetings with elected officials, a rally, and march to end youth homelessness.… Read More of “Uplifting Voices: YouthCare Staff & Youth Participate in Youth Advocacy Day 2020”

2019 Year in Review

As the new year approaches, we want to take a moment to review everything we accomplished this past year. 2019 brought achievements and challenges that pushed us to reflect on our work and further our mission of ending youth homelessness. With your help, we had an incredible year. Check out some of our favorite highlights… Read More of “2019 Year in Review”

A Trip Around YouthCare During the Holidays

There’s a palpable air of excitement at YouthCare during the month of December. Last week, it bubbled over the surface as young people celebrated the holidays in safe and welcoming spaces across YouthCare’s programs. At YouthCare’s Orion Center, young people loaded up their plates with savory meatballs, mashed potatoes, cheese, and fruit at the party.… Read More of “A Trip Around YouthCare During the Holidays”

A Holiday Tradition of Generosity at YouthCare’s Adolescent Shelter

Eleven years ago, a group of United Airlines staff sat down to plan their annual Fantasy Flights event, a tradition where they transform their stations into a winter wonderland for youth. That year, they were given a unique opportunity to do something a little different. With the vision of giving back and spreading cheer to… Read More of “A Holiday Tradition of Generosity at YouthCare’s Adolescent Shelter”

YouthCare Volunteer Spotlight: Viktória

Volunteers play an essential role in YouthCare’s work to support youth experiencing homelessness. In honor of International Volunteer Day, we sat down for a Q&A with one of our amazing volunteers, Viktória! Viktória is part of a fierce volunteer team at YouthCare’s main office; every Thursday she can be found sorting and organizing the incredible donations… Read More of “YouthCare Volunteer Spotlight: Viktória”