A Safe Place To Call Home
Homelessness Impacts More Kids Than You Think
Homelessness among youth in the United States is a complex issue that disproportionately affects LGBTQ+ youth, those who have been in foster care, and Black and Hispanic youth.
Too many kids in the
United States do not have
a safe place to sleep tonight
20% From Foster Care
Youth who have been in
foster care are more likely to experience homelessness
40% LGBTQ Youth
LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionately affected by homelessness
25% Get Trafficked
Nearly one in four homeless youth experience
Black, Indigenous and
people of color youth
No Kid Should Have to
Live Without a Home
While the reasons why each individual child is living in this transitional state vary, there are some key risk factors that are associated with an increased likelihood of kids living without a home:
Family conflict or abuse
Time spent in foster care
Pregnant or parenting minors
Helping Kids Experiencing Homelessness
Fortunately, there are transitional living programs that provide vital services to youth living without a home. These programs offer a safe place to stay as well as access to meals, showers, laundry facilities, and case management services. They also provide education and job training programs to help young people get back on their feet and transition into independent adulthood. For many young people experiencing living without a home, transitional living programs are a lifeline. They offer much-needed stability and support during a difficult time. And by helping youth to develop the skills they need to succeed in adulthood, transitional living programs open up the possibility of a brighter future.
Transitional Living: Supporting Youth To Leave The Streets And Accomplish Their Dreams
By Alexandra Martinez
There are many reasons why children live outside the safety and protection of a home. They may get forced to leave or have to run away for safety. Transitional Living intends to equip people with the tools, structure, and support they need to re-enter permanent housing and be successful in their futures.
Homeless Youth: Helping Pregnant Girls Overcome Adversity
By Jeremiah Sargent
This article intends to highlight an organization in Spokane, WA, that has been doing the hard work of preventing youth homelessness on a one-to-one basis for decades: Alexandria House, located in historic Browne’s Addition and administered by the Volunteers of America.
Human Trafficking: Giving Second Chances To Those Who Need It
By Alexandra Martinez
As a community, we can’t ignore that even the places where we live can be connections for the traffickers to get to other states. Spokane has become the circuit between Seattle and Idaho for sex and labor trafficking. Meet the Jonah Project, an organization that advocates for survivors of human trafficking.
How We Empower Youth
How Your Donations Are Helping
While the road to stability can be long and difficult for these kids, it's important to remember that they are not alone. There are many organizations and individuals working tirelessly to help them find a safe and secure home. Your donations make this possible.
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Too many kids are left without a safe place to call home after experiencing serious emotional and behavioral disturbances, domestic violence, and abuse.
These kids need our help. They've been through enough already.
Believe in Me funds transitional living programs that provide support, resources, and a safe place to call home for marginalized kids. With your help, we can give these kids the chance they deserve to heal and thrive.