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AYA's Coming Home Event: Register Today!

Our 2024 COMING HOME EVENT will be on April 17!

Coming Home is AYA’s annual event where we invite you to join us in celebrating the accomplishments of youth in Grand Rapids.

Come learn about the work being done over food, drink, and laughter while raising money to expand our programming in the coming year!

GET TICKETS AT EARLY BIRD PRICING NOW!

Help Furnish AYA Homes!

Did you know we are adding homes to our Supportive Housing Program?

Each home in our Supportive Housing Program is move-in ready and fully furnished for AYA Youth. Youth will have their own bed in their own bedrooms with housing mentors nearby for continued support as they work towards stability!

Please click the link below to help get these homes furnished AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

A Place to Belong

AYA Youth Collective creates safe spaces for youth in crisis to belong, be themselves and build a future. We create circles of support for 14- to 24-year-olds facing homelessness or instability—from drop-in opportunities to rest, recharge and meet everyday needs in a caring community to safe, affordable housing with peers and mentors who partner in their transition to stability. We are here to help young people connect to the resources, relationships, and housing they need at any point on their journey.

Who We Are

People are the heartbeat of our mission and vision. Together we come as we are, with all of our passions and talents to the table in the name of building authentic relationships and quality resources that help break cycles of homelessness in our community!

Learn more about what we’ve accomplished, our team, and why we’re so committed to ensuring resources are available to youth on their journey toward stability!

Youth Resources

We believe in the agency, resilience, and creativity. We also recognize there are gaps and barriers in our community that prevent youth from accessing and fully taking advantage of opportunities. This is where our resources meet them. We aim to have every resource create spaces for youth to belong, be themselves, and find stability.

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