Time isn’t just money on the streets.
It’s survival. According to one youth,
“Each day I wake up thinking maybe
today is the day I get raped or
mugged walking around downtown
because I have nowhere to
go. Or maybe today is the day
I finally give up and leave it all
behind.” Can the new Youth
Opportunity Center help these
youth leave homelessness in
the rear view mirror?

Now 22, Giana* recalls, “My mom was on disability and money was always a problem. We relied on food stamps to keep meals on the table, always moving to smaller and smaller rentals. At one point, eight of us were living in a two-bedroom apartment. “When I was in high school, things got really tight, […]

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image Applications open for our young professionals board!

We’ve got three open spots on our young professionals board! Are you passionate about helping homeless youth in our community? Through volunteerism, advocacy, networking, and event planning, YouthLink’s young professionals board engages with the community, and help build bridges of opportunity for homeless youth. Want to know more? Call or email Kathleen Smith, Communication Manager […]

image Thank you for giving to your max!

Thank you to all those who gave on Give to the Max Day! We’re working on tally our totals, and are overwhelmed by the generosity of our donors. Missed out on the big day? There’s still time to make a donation.  

image How can you contribute to YouthLink’s holiday party?

As a part of our December holiday celebration, we give young people in need gifts of new items, likes sweatshirts, coats, hats, gloves, new dish sets, children’s toys and clothing, and sheet sets. Many of our young people start out with only a backpack full of clothing, and it’s a wonderful gift for them to […]