We believe in outcomes over outputs and in making sure that what we are doing is benefiting young people. This is one reason we prioritize data and track the things that matter. We also prioritize youths safety and confidentiality in all of our data tracking as well. While we are still growing in our ability to track long-term measurements we have already seen how greatly our work has impacted youth.
50+ YOUTH HOUSED
Since 2012, we have housed over 40 youth. Currently we can house 22 youth, and 4 kiddos at a time in our transitional housing resource.
90% of youth in our transitional housing resource find safe and stable housing of their own or reunite with family.
SAVED OVER $10,000
Collectively, our youth have saved over $10,000 for future housing through their rental savings accounts.
100% of youth in our transitional housing resource are engaged in community meals, learning valuable life skills and conflict resolution.
100% of youth in our transitional housing resource are engaged in goal setting, tracking their progress as they move towards healthy interdependence.
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
90% of youth have obtained full-time employment, entered and completed trade school, and/or pursued higher education.
Over 1,400 youth have become members at our Drop-In Center.
VITAL DOCUMENT RECOVERIES
In 2019, we supported 192 vital document recoveries which are essential to securing housing and employment.
CONVERSATION THEMES in 2019
- Vital Document Recovery – 15%
- Housing Access- 12%
- Employment Support- 27%
- Education Support – 20%
- Counseling – 4%
- Case Management – 6%
- General Support – 10%
- Other – 6%
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