YouthCare Hires Jennifer Patterson as its Chief Operating Officer

June 16, 2021, SEATTLE – YouthCare announced the hiring of Jennifer Patterson to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective June 1, 2021. Patterson will report to Melinda Giovengo, Ph.D., CEO & President of YouthCare. In her new role, Patterson will be a member of YouthCare’s organizational leadership team and will work to enhance internal… Read More of “YouthCare Hires Jennifer Patterson as its Chief Operating Officer”

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”