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In Their Own Words

Every day in downtown Olympia, and all over Thurston County, the streets, alleys and parks are filled with tents; within those tents, what people do not seem to notice are the young ages of people anywhere between 18-24, sometimes younger, who are alone. These children and young adults have been left by families, tossed aside by society and they believe this is what life is. Some do flee...

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What People Say


Thank you so much for being out there! I wish I could but I am out there

with them right now! God bless and thank you so much


So much goodness for our community.


Thank you very much for all you do. You are best Christmas present to everyone.


Thank you for your kindness in our community

Volunteers  &  Donors

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Outreach Counselor

About 14 months ago I had it on my heart to help out a request to help with Homeless ......

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My background is administration and event planning so went to see if I could help with a Valentine Party he was putting on at....

Flower Arrangement 4

Outreach Counselor

I've been with this group since December of this year. That is when I met...

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Our Ark had been an amazing experience for my son......

Nurturing Youth Leadership and Empowerment:

Unveiling the Essence of Our Ark

Our Ark is more than just a youth organization - it’s a way of life. We care about the mission, striving to empower the lives of youth in our Thurston County community through individual centered programs. We help shape our youth into young leaders of the future, providing them with the skills they need to take on whatever comes their way. Take a look at our variety of programs, and learn more about everything we have to offer.

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