It all started in the early 1970s when community members began noticing increasing numbers of young people running away from their homes. The teens were looking for help. At that moment in 1972, we stepped in to help. 50 Years later, we’re still here, offering safe havens and opportunities to youth and their families experiencing crisis.
Let’s Celebrate 50 Years!
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.
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.
Often, we meet a young person like Yvonne after a setback causes a ripple event and ultimately leads to a different and more dangerous path. By stepping in at these critical turning points, we can provide much-needed support so all the young people in our community have the chance to overcome setbacks and grow and thrive.