Our work focuses on achieving key outcomes for homeless youth, like building well-being and permanent connections. That's why we provide a combination of basic needs items and support services to empower youth experiencing homelessness. Thanks to your support, our grant to our local partner, My Friend's Place will provide:
- Clean socks and underwear for every young person each time they visit for the next two years (40,000 pairs of underwear and socks)
- Meals and snacks for every young person each time they visit for the next two years (40,000 meals and 20,000 snacks)
- Creative arts programming including instructors, supplies and equipment to encourage self-expression and development of youth. Creative arts also help engage youth in other critical support services. Read personal stories about the impact our creative arts programming here.
- Animal companion programming including pet supplies and care to help build emotional health. Studies show that homeless youth identify pets as companions that provide unconditional love, reduce feelings of loneliness and improved their health status. Read about the personal impact of our animal companion programming here.
Check out your donations in action:
New underwear stocked and ready for distribution to young people who visit
We will also provide food for every young person who visits-- that's 40,000 meals and 20,000 snacks during the next two years!
Art in action, which has been shown to build emotional health and serve as a pathway to additional services.
Thank you, Happy Hippies for all your support!
Stay tuned for more updates!