Learn about a new and exciting program through the Accelerator YMCA on Saturday, March 11th from 10-11:30am. Please click to review our video.
During the 2016 One Night Count, 823 young people were found to be unsheltered in King County. There are not nearly enough shelter beds to provide a place for unstably housed youth to sleep each night. Building new shelters cannot happen quickly or inexpensively enough. But what if we told you there is a solution that already exists? What if Seattle Presbytery could help end youth homelessness, would you help?
The Accelerator YMCA has launched a new program that will efficiently and effectively house unstably housed youth: Host Homes. Host Homes connect unstably housed youth with supportive adults and/or families in the community that have a spare room and are willing to provide a safe space to work towards a plan of independence. We are seeking individuals and families who are willing to provide a caring and stable environment, and host a young person for up to 6 months. By filling vacant rooms in the homes of individuals and families, the YMCA aims to not only provide continuous shelter for youth, but to build lasting relationships with caring adults in their community.
As a 140-year-old organization, we know the profound effects of having a positive adult influence in the lives of young people. It is clear that our community wants to end homelessness, and individuals have struggled to find a way to get involved. This is how! Please consider spreading this information to the congregation of Seattle Presbytery. We know this opportunity will be life changing for the young person but it may even be life changing for the host too.
If members of Seattle Presbytery may be interested in learning more please come to our informational session on Saturday, March 11th from 10-11:30am at 2100 24th Ave S., Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98114 or contact Nicole Guiberteaux at Nguiberteaux@seattleymca.org or (206) 749-7545. To RSVP click here .