Residential Support

Our residential programs provide housing, counseling, and life skills support for teenagers experiencing crisis and young people experiencing homelessness, including pregnant and parenting young women and their children.

Community-Based Support

Our community-based programs provide after-school homework help, life skills support, and safe havens for 2nd-12th graders in vulnerable communities, as well as drop-in support for their families.


Two Girls with Backpacks

Help us send young people back to school!

Every summer Second Story provides young people in the community with backpacks filled with school supplies so they have everything they need to begin the new year. We hand them out in our programs and at a super fun back-to-school kickoff in August. Last year we collected school supplies to support remote learning, and we […]


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Stephanie’s Second Story

“Am I ever going to get out of this homeless shelter? Why can’t I find a place to live?” Learn how Second Story connected Stephanie with resources to find a place to sleep and re-write her second story.



Jimena is a young mother, working hard to provide for her two children. In many ways her life is what she hoped it would be, but it wasn’t always like that. Jimena experienced homelessness for nearly five years and her story gives us an important look at what it’s like to be homeless as a young person.