After a challenging year of remote and hybrid learning, the youth in our programs have defied the odds again this year. The national graduation rate for youth experiencing homelessness is around 64%. But this year, 100% of eligible seniors in our programs graduated from high school!
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.
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.