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Why People Love Us? 

City Traffic

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......


About Us

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Our Ark is more than just a youth organization - it’s a way of life. At Our Ark, we care about what we do and strive to empower the lives of youth in the Thurston County community through our wide range of programs. We help shape our youth into young leaders of the future so they walk out of our doors 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.

What People Say About Us?


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....

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Outreach Counselor

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




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