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Transitional Living

A Safe Place To Call Home

Statistics in Washington

Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults are living without a home in the United States. That's one in every 17 children. For Washington, that number reaches nearly 13,000 unaccompanied youth and young adults per year. That means every night, thousands of youth in Washington go to sleep without the safety, stability, and support of a family or home.

Why Kids Find Themselves 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

  • Substance use

  • School problems

  • LGBTQ+

  • Pregnant or parenting minors

How Transitional Living Programs Help

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.

Give Marginalized Kids a Safe Place To Call Home

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.

See Your Donation At Work

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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