Thanks to you, hurting and hungry neighbors in Orange County are taking steps to put their lives back together. Please do what you can to serve more hope today, one meal at a time.
You’ve probably noticed it. There are more young people than ever on the streets.
By one count, about 800 youth and young adults in King County are unsheltered at night.
Seattle’s streets are no place for these kids, most of whom range in age from as young as 10 up to their early 20s. They’re at risk of being pulled into all kinds of danger — gang activity, drug use or sales, even prostitution.DOUBLE MY GIFT
The primary reason: trouble at home. Most are running from neglect, abuse or even violence at home. In other cases, poverty splits up their family and forces some members to move out and fend for themselves.
Perhaps worst of all, about one in four comes out of the foster care system. They’ve either “aged out,” or run away from their foster families.
And that’s why the Mission is taking steps right now to help homeless youth and young adults.DOUBLE MY GIFT
The Mission, in partnership with the New Horizons ministry, has just opened a youth and young adult emergency shelter in Belltown. The overnight shelter has 30 beds, as well as access to laundry, showers, computers, clothing, and meals.
Our goal is to do more than just meet basic needs. We want to surround them with people who care, then invite them to take steps toward getting off the street.
Each $12.22 you give by June XX will be DOUBLED to provide TWO nights of shelter, food, and care.DOUBLE MY GIFT
For someone who is struggling through hard times, the hope that things will ever change can seem very far away. Getting the chance to begin a brand-new life at the Mission means everything to them. It starts with a meal, but leads to so much more. That’s what Serving Hope is all about.DONATE NOW