YOUTHCARE

Rating: 4.98 stars   59 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 2500 NE 54th Street Seattle WA 98105 USA

Mission: YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.
Target demographics: Homeless youth 12-24 years old.
Geographic areas served: Seattle
Programs: Engage - our drop-in center and street outreach team help homeless young people meet their basic needs and connect to services, including case management and emergency shelter. Stabilize - We operate five transitional housing programs designed to give young people a safe place to work towards the next steps in their life, including education and employment. Prepare - our employment training programs help young people gain skills and confidence while learning how to write a resume, interview with employers, and maintain paid employment. Young people can complete their GED or enroll in high school with us. Once they've completed their secondary education, we work with them to apply to college.
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EIN 91-0917079
(206) 694-4500
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Rating: 5 stars  

Why YouthCare? Because the youth they serve matter to us all. These kids often have nowhere to turn. They are provided basic life needs in a warm and caring environment. I have had the privilege of tutoring GED students there for over three years and each kid who tries hard can meet with the necessary success that will lead them forward to self sufficiency. When no one believes in them, YouithCare does. The incredible staff make every effort to guide them to healthy productive lives. Get to know this organization and your life will change.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I began serving meals at YouthCare's Orion Center, together with my teenage son, almost two years ago. We were immediately drawn to the great vibe there. I have nothing but respect for the leadership of Youthcare. The staff is very kind to the youth who have been through so much and need a safe place to land. In turn, the youth are very eager to interact with our food group and are very sweet under their rough exterior. I began tutoring GED students about a year ago and I just love working with the fantastic teaching staff as well as the neat youth. It is the most meaningful thing I do every week!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Every person I have encountered who works for YouthCare is selfless and passionate about what they do. It's not just a job, but a calling to serve people in need. I can't say enough to honor how YouthCare steps in and gets its hands dirty to solve a real and tragic problem in our communities. The employees and youths alike are grateful for volunteers. Volunteers help keep the organization running by giving their time, needed items, monetary donations, or other services. YouthCare doesn't just give homeless youth a place to stay, it strives to train teenagers and young adults how to thrive on their own through counselling, education and vocational training.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

YouthCare is a wonderful non-profit to volunteer at. At the administrative office, the staff are incredibly welcoming and it is clear they are dedicated to the work of the agency. As a volunteer there are a broad range of opportunities to get involved with different aspects of the agency. They truly take into account your own personality, strengths and abilities and create a unique volunteer experience accordingly. For example, if someone was a talented artist, they would work to start an art activity night at one of the shelters. The combination of the amazing staff at YouthCare and the variety of volunteer opportunities, distinguishes YouthCare as a non-profit organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Youth care lives their misson each day, they provide hope and caring for homeless youth in the Seattle area.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have begun to volunteer with Youth Care in their meal cooking program and have been humbled and inspired by this organization, the dedication and professionalism of their staff and in renewed respect for the youth that they serve. I have been able to observe some of their other services to the homeless youth in such areas as vocational training (the barista program) in other educational services, clothing, laundry facilities, books, games, etc. Simply a place for them to come and feel safe and not judged. I urge any and all to get involved in this wonderful organization!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

YouthCare is one of the best non-profits I have ever volunteered at. They live their values everyday and provide so much opportunity for the youths they help. Beyond the basics of meals, hot showers and a place to sleep; they provide access to laundry facilities, GED assistance, job training and short term housing. Their approach is very proactive and progressive. Every time I volunteered, I felt amazed by what they do for the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I was a teenager, this type of help was not offered in Seattle. Youthcare provides a vital service to the homeless youth in Seattle. Not only does it provide a warm meal, a hot shower, job training,.......it provides hope that someone cares. It shows a way out, a way to move forward, a may to change for those who want it without lecture or recrimination. It provides a safe foundation.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered at YouthCare for about a year. It's pretty amazing the services they provide homeless youth.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've volunteered with Youthcare for a few different events, one included cleaning and organizing the Orion Center in downtown. The services that they provide to homeless youth in the community is huge. Clean clothes, emergency shelter, GED and trade school courses, and so much more. They make a great impact on our community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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