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Youth Street Outreach

We Put Their Needs First

 

Breaking the cycles of homeless street youth and young adult ages 13-25

What We Do

In order to gain trust we set team schedules for consistency. Our teams reaches out to youth in varies locations in Thurston County multiple times a week. Teams  provide 2-8 hours per month assisting, a minimal of once a week.  depending on their schedules and availability.

Our volunteers distribute one gallon snack bags, medical and hygiene supplies, resources, and other essentials to the youth, earning their trust by showing genuine concern, care  and consistency.  

Youth have straight contact with us. Those who are not in a position to find us… we go to them.

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Food Network

Street youth are not getting enough food, and the food they eat is not sufficiently nutritious.   When compared to teenagers who are housed, homeless youth are failing to obtain proper nutrients, and in general, the food they eat does not give them the sufficient energy to do what they need to do.

We need your help in getting them the proper foods for their good mental and physical health.

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Compassionate, Committed,

and Caring

Volunteers receive training and mileage reimbursement  to assist them in their volunteer commitment. All volunteers are trained, carefully screened with references, and a Washington State Patrol background check.

Street Outreach is created to build a thriving, safe community for youth. In dedicated to meet their basic needs through food security, personal safety, and opportunity for change, all receive conscientious, one-on-one, timely service in all capacities, be they transactions, conflicts, or complaints. 

Mentorship

Many often lack many important life skills such as managing money, cooking, shopping, running a home or maintaining social networks. Mentorship is our purpose of their growth, learning, and career development giving at every interacting moment we meet them. 

Strategies are develop to focus on giving young people the chance to exercise volunteerism, leadership, build skills, and  become involved in their communities. A trained volunteer is matched to provide direct assistance that meets the needs.

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Community

 

Our volunteers come from all age groups and backgrounds: Students, small group, churches as well as Veterans and Retirees independently to provide the best service possible.

Our Ark collaborates with faith-based congregations, community businesses to provide youth services.  Street Outreach has a number of opportunities for groups of all sizes to provide containable services. Group projects are an excellent way to provide a one-time taste of volunteer service for a youth group, community group or business.

 

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It is a way of life

247

Street Outreach Youth Engagement

2640

Meals Provided

15

Mentoring

11,881

Volunteer Hours
Support Group

“Sometimes it's easy to walk by because we know we can't change someone's whole life in a single afternoon. But what we fail to realize it that simple kindness can go a long way toward encouraging someone who is stuck in a desolate place.”
― Mike Yankoski