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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

Mission: To provide stability to youth who present themselves as homeless. This will be accomplished through the immediate provision of coordinated services; reunification of families where appropriate; the provision of supervised emergency and transitional housing with the goal of personal responsibility and self-sufficiency.

Results: Since December 2003, The Emergency Shelter has provided over 10,000 bed nights to over 650 homeless youth. The Transitional Living Program which opened July 2010 has had four residents so far.

Target demographics: homeless youth ages 16-21, individuals ages 18-25 and families in Warren and Washington Counties, NY

Programs: Provision of emergency and transitional housing and coordinated services in accordance with the stated mission.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The program is a grass roots effort helping the needs of our local teens.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

there is an emergency shelter for youth 16-21 and a new transitional housing program for pregnant and parenting teens. the emergency shelter has had incredible success at getting teens back on track; it has become a model program for other shelters in new york state. the associated after care program also has been very successful at helping these kids beome independent.

1 Laura K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a witness to this organization from the beginning. It has THE most caring people running the house. Since its inception, it has been a positive asset to the community. I cannot believe how many young people it has helped so far. It is well run, and well staffed with people who really care about the people they serve!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

WAIT house provides a service that unfortunately is very much needed. A transitional home for homeless youth. They are non judgmental, caring and provide much needed guidance to the younger members of society.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I found WAIT House at a time in my life when I really needed help. They were there to help my son and I get away from a bad situation and get me back on my feet. I have no idea what I would have done had I not found the wonderful people at WAIT house. THey were able to help me with shelter, food, in court, getting an apartment set up and countless other things. I always felt safe and listened too and that sometimes is the best medicine. There should be more places like WAIT house across the country for teens to get help. I was the first mother with child in the WAIT house and I feel honored to be in that position. I talk about how the WAIT house helped me to everyone in the new state (Georgia) I moved to shortly after leaving the WAIT house. Without the WAIT house there is no telling where my life would have ended up. They are God's angels on earth at the WAIT house!!!!