Mission: Seton Youth Shelters, begun in 1985, provides residential shelter to runaway and homeless youth, ages 9-18. We have grown to include school-based and out-client (non-residential) counseling, street outreach, and mentoring programs.
Programs: A. )provide a temporary shelter for boys and girls, ages 9-18, with 24 hour crisis intervention hotline #757-498-help. Shelter was provided for 243 youth this fiscal year. B. ) provide outreach services to youth in their neighborhoods, with a van outreach to at-risk areas of virginia beach, norfolk, and portsmouth, and a drop-in center at the virginia beach oceanfront. Seton youth shelters provided snacks, information, and referrals to 20,687 children in at-risk neighborhoods this fiscal year. C. ) provide support services to mentors and children of prisoners. 1,047 children of prisoners were matched with caring adult mentors this fiscal year, with more matches pending.
I have been involved with Seton Youth Shelters since moving to Virginia Beach as the rector of St. Aidan's Episcopal Church. The girl's shelter is housed on the corner of our property and we are dedicated to helping this important program with touches the lives of thousands of children succeed. The work is important and brings these youth a much brighter future.