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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" ~ CK
"So much goodness for our community." ~EK
"Thank you very much for all you do. You are best Christmas present to everyone." ~DJS
"Thank you for your kindness in our community" BMM
Volunteers & Donors
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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