Teenagers in Park

Breaking Cycles of Youth Homelessness

Our Ark is a grassroot community base nonprofit organization which is representative of homeless street young adults which provides education, by providing individuals resources with social services, job training as well as job placement. Our Ark does not have strict financial criteria – its purpose is to serve as a safety net and youth self-sufficiency. We attain this goal by providing mentorships, youth life skills, job training, and confidence building, within all of our programs. We believe our success revolves around the success of our youth.


 We are more than just a youth organization - it’s a way of life. We include close communities, neighborhood groups and organizations, and community action agencies to be a part of this journey. At Our Ark, we care about what we do and strive to empower the lives of youth in Thurston County through our wide range of programs. We help shape our youth into young leaders of the future so they walk out of our hands prepared to take on whatever comes their way. Take a look at our variety of services, and learn more about everything we have to offer



Small teams reach out  engage with youth experiencing homelessness .

Little Boy Walking

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Snack Food


Donors provide essential regular nutritious lunch sacks meals four  times a week


Provide essential tools  coping with emotions/stress, and how to take action in stressful situations and more

Monster Mash


Support Programs

Youth Street Outreach
Reaching and Searching

  • Developing trusting relationships

  • Youth ages 13- 25.

  • Assist in Identification documents

  • Distribute regular meals

  • multiple days a week 

  • Connect on-job training

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Food Network

Feeding The Future

Provide regular hot healthy meals and nutritious snacks

Four times a week, 3000 calorie packs