Seattle Times Food Critic Inspired by Orion’s Cooking

Last week, we were thrilled to welcome Seattle Times food critic, Bethany Jean Clement, to YouthCare’s Orion Center. Bethany spoke to our long-time volunteer group, NE Seattle Moms, as they prepared their monthly meal: “barbecue-sauced chicken breast, ground beef, grilled peppers, a mix of black and refried beans, rice and tortillas for wrapping it up in,… Read More of “Seattle Times Food Critic Inspired by Orion’s Cooking”

Pearl Jam Pledges $1.3 million to Ending Youth Homelessness

YouthCare was honored to host A Way Home Washington’s launch of the Anchor Community Initiative yesterday at YouthCare’s Orion Center. We heard powerful personal stories from two young people, Azia and Roel, as well as inspiring remarks from Jim Theofelis, First Lady Trudi Inslee, State Senator Maureen Walsh, and many others. More than one hundred… Read More of “Pearl Jam Pledges $1.3 million to Ending Youth Homelessness”

YouthCare Responds to the Seattle Times

Yesterday morning the Seattle Times published an article regarding the City of Seattle’s performance standards for our homeless response system and emergency shelter services. The article referenced YouthCare’s CEO, Melinda Giovengo, who participated in an interview in an effort to provide accountability and transparency—as she, and YouthCare—have always done. Unfortunately, the complexity of the issue,… Read More of “YouthCare Responds to the Seattle Times”

BNB and YouthCare Team Renovate the Orion Center

BNBuilders and several local subcontractors recently teamed up for a day of volunteer service in coordination with YouthCare, a non-profit organization providing basic services, educational resources, and emergency shelter to homeless and at-risk young people.  BNBuilders sponsored and organized the event to beautify YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center, which provides a place for learning… Read More of “BNB and YouthCare Team Renovate the Orion Center”

Support from County Council Reduces YouthCare’s Budget Gap

We are thrilled to announce that King County Council has taken the first step to fill the budget gap that threatens the closure of YouthCare’s Young Adult Shelter for 18-24-year-olds. The King County Council has adopted a 2014 budget that includes $120,000 for YouthCare’s Young Adult Shelter, in addition to several other critical investments in… Read More of “Support from County Council Reduces YouthCare’s Budget Gap”

Times Are Tough, but So Are We

Times are tough. You’ve read about federal budgets cuts and it saddens me to say that YouthCare has also been impacted by declining federal dollars for services and will face major funding cuts to our basic needs, shelter, and employment training programs for Seattle’s homeless youth. For the first time since 1983, YouthCare’s outreach and… Read More of “Times Are Tough, but So Are We”