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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Domestic Violence, Family Violence Shelters, Homeless & Housing

Mission: Provide a safe housing alternative

Programs: This school year we had 5 young adults graduate high school! We have housed 28 youths in either host homes or on campus since december 2016 (2384 bed nights) we have successfully placed 4 young adults in suitable facilities off island to ensure their success, placed 2 young adults into treatment programs, and 5 have transitioned into independent living. We have been able to offer through our volunteers; weekly visits to our youth by a licensed psychologist, yoga classes onsite, mentoring opportunities and job opportunities. This is just a sampling of our work over the last 7 months and we look forward to creating change in the cycle of homelessness and helping to provide a future for our youth and young adults.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

At a local festival, a group of young adults and myself chose to sleep outside the whole weekend to demonstrate to the community how homeless youth have to live. We were luckier than most unaccompanied youth and were able to sleep under a canopy. The canopy was mainly used to keep a sandwich board we made dry that asked 'Where did you sleep last night?' This really opened the eyes of those who wanted to look the other direction and gained support for Ryan's House for Youth.

Ryan's House for Youth serves homeless and at-risk youth. They serve this often forgotten population by providing services such as assistance filling out important forms that allow them access to funding to continue their education and access to health insurance. They provide case management and even mediate with families to keep the student in their home (if safe or possible.) They help with counseling, employment, and give these youth the courage and strength to overcome obstacles and succeed. Their graduation rate is outstanding!

They have had 21 youth in host homes, 15 have graduated and the other 6 had already graduated high school and are pursuing college or trade schools. Last year alone, 7 students graduated high school and 1 was even a Valedictorian!

For more information please visit www.ryanshouseforyouth.org

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