Shortly after retirement Catie attended an Open Door Information session, and began volunteering with Second Story for Teens in Crisis nearly three years ago. Learn the impact Catie and other volunteers have made to our mission.
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.