Safe Place for Youth
Safe Place for Youth provides immediate and lasting solutions to homeless youth in West Los Angeles through street outreach, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness, education and employment programs. A Women Helping Youth grant of $20,895.00 will provide 2 private offices made from a cost-effective and practical shipping container, where approximately 725 homeless youth, ages 12-24, will gain access to private one-on-one mental health counseling, legal meetings, and case management services in a private, safe setting. Currently there is no private meeting space on-site due to the design of their building. The mobile office unit will have an immediate impact on kids’ ability to leave the streets, as they will be able to meet with case managers, counselors and education/employment specialists to discuss sensitive topics in a quiet, private setting without interruption. These expanded life-saving services will help kids graduate high school or get their GED, find jobs, apply to college, solve legal and health issues, and find housing.