For nearly 40 years, YouthCare has been a leader in providing effective services to homeless youth in Seattle/King County, Washington. Read more [...]
About the Organization
We provide support and services to Seattle area homeless youth and young adults. Our committed efforts are targeted at providing stepping stones to transition youths from the streets to self-sufficiency and productive roles in community.
Many of our clients are squatters, have animal companions and/or children, suffering from addiction or have other circumstances that make it tough to find indoor shelter. Most of our youth don’t follow the linear flow of shelter to transitional housing to secure housing. Often they are living under bridges, in cars or tents in the woods until they can secure their own housing.
Our approach to basic needs is one of harm reduction–making human safety, health and security a priority whether they are living in an abandoned building or still struggling with substance abuse.
We exist to support homeless and at-risk youth and young adults to become empowered to lead positive and self-sufficient lives. Our philosophy and practice of inclusion has allowed us to develop low access barriers to engage young people who are at risk of falling through gaps in community services.
Programs and Services
Organization works specifically with youth (ages 10-24): YesPrograms and services offered in languages other than English: YesAvailable Languages: GED instruction in SPanishDrop-in: YesStreet outreach: YesCase management: YesEmergency housing: YesCrisis counseling: YesMeals: YesMedical: YesHIV testing and counseling: YesCounseling or mental health care: YesTransportation: YesEducation or GED preparation or school counseling: YesCollege counseling and preparation: YesCareer counseling: YesJob training or skills development: YesYouth development opportunities: YesCharging stations or power outlets: YesClothing closet: YesFree WiFi: YesGender neutral restroom: YesHeating center: YesLaundry Services: YesShowers: Yes