Virtual Auction!

AYA has partnered with several national, local, and small businesses to provide goods and services for y’all to bid on!

Thanks to the generosity of these businesses, bakers, and artists, every dollar you bid will be used to continue the work of AYA Youth Collective.

OPENS – April 10 at 8:00 AM

CLOSES – April 16 at 5:00 PM

AYA's Coming Home Event: SOLD OUT!

Our 2024 COMING HOME EVENT on April 17 may be sold out BUT YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!

Coming Home is AYA’s annual event where we celebrate the accomplishments of youth in Grand Rapids while advocating and raising funds on their behalf.

Be on the look out for our upcoming SILENT AUCTION that will open WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 at 8:00AM

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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