GiveBIG is Back: Four Reasons to GiveBIGGER for Homeless Youth

GiveBIG is here! Join us for 48 hours of online giving and philanthropy in our community. Read below for our top reasons to GiveBIGGER for youth experiencing homelessness in our community—and make your gift  by 11:59pm on May 5th!! 1) Because you share our belief that no young person should experience homelessness. On any given night in King… Read More of “GiveBIG is Back: Four Reasons to GiveBIGGER for Homeless Youth”

YouthCare’s Support for Immigrant & Undocumented Youth from the Border

YouthCare’s mission is to support young people who need immediate shelter, basic needs, food, and stability to build a better future. We do this for young people in our community, and we do this for young people who arrive from the border through the U.S. government through our Casa de Los Amigos program in partnership… Read More of “YouthCare’s Support for Immigrant & Undocumented Youth from the Border”

Program Spotlight: YouthCare’s Casa de los Amigos

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 “Program Spotlight: YouthCare’s Casa de los Amigos”

Staff Spotlight: Danee, Associate Director of Adolescent Housing Services at YouthCare

We’re taking some time to share the stories of our incredible staff who carry out YouthCare’s mission of ending youth homelessness in our community. Meet and learn more about Danee, YouthCare’s amazing Associate Director of Adolescent Housing Services, below! Q: When did you first start at YouthCare? In November 2007. I had 7 years of… Read More of “Staff Spotlight: Danee, Associate Director of Adolescent Housing Services at YouthCare”

Living In Joy: The Beauty Behind The University District Youth Center

On my fourth day as a new YouthCare staff member, I visited the University District Youth Center (UDYC), YouthCare’s engagement center located in the University District. I didn’t know what to expect, but from the moment I stepped inside I felt a sweetness and comfort in the air. I walked in, seeing beautiful and bright… Read More of “Living In Joy: The Beauty Behind The University District Youth Center”

Let’s talk Progressive Revenue!

Happy Week 7 of 15 of Washington State’s legislative session! YouthCare is participating this week in the coalition Balance Our Tax Code’s Revenue Week of Action, which aims to raise awareness of, and advocacy surrounding, progressive revenue reform in Washington State. This week’s efforts hope to amplify youth voices and raise awareness about progressive revenue.… Read More of “Let’s talk Progressive Revenue!”

YouthCare expands to Lake Forest Park and Shoreline: Announcing YouthCare’s Youth Resource Center

Over the past four years, residents of Lake Forest Park and Shoreline have been working to address a critical need in their community: the lack of resources for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. Year after year, community members analyzed the results from their annual point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness as well as data… Read More of “YouthCare expands to Lake Forest Park and Shoreline: Announcing YouthCare’s Youth Resource Center”

The Skateboard Community Steps Up For Youth

All across YouthCare programs, young people’s interest in skateboarding continues to rise. And it’s no wonder: skateboarding is a great form of exercise. It helps youth get where they need to go, relieves stress, and connects them to their peers in the community. Eugene, Case Manager at YouthCare’s Orion Center, said: “After working with young… Read More of “The Skateboard Community Steps Up For Youth”

YouthCare Stands Against Domestic Terrorism & White Supremacy

This Wednesday we witnessed an attempted coup on the U.S. Capitol and a violent attack on our democracy. YouthCare vehemently condemns Wednesday’s attack and shares the anger, sadness, and pain felt across our communities and the nation. This pain runs particularly deep among our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, including many of YouthCare’s… Read More of “YouthCare Stands Against Domestic Terrorism & White Supremacy”