National Homeless Youth Awareness Month!
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness month and we are making sure that the word is getting out about this growing problem in our nation! Did you know that in The Redlands Unified School District alone, there are more than 3,900 students? But you can make a difference! Visit and shop at the following businesses during the month of November and they will donate a portion of their proceeds to YouthHope!
Voted #1 breakfast spot in Redlands by Yelp! Enjoy Carolyn’s famous Coffee Cake or hearty breakfast and lunch options at the cozy Carolyn’s Café. On TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15th, pick up a flyer at the restaurant to have 10% of your sale donated to YouthHope!
Do your gift shopping at the spa during the month of November and International Day Spa will donate 20% of all retail sales to YouthHope. Support local business, support YouthHope! 325 Cajon St. Redlands, CA
Make your holiday hosting easier and order cakes at Michelles bakery. Order a specialty marked cake and a percentage of your sale will be given to YouthHope. 615 Tennessee St. Redlands, CA
Ready, set, Gobble!
Start your Thanksgiving Day the right way! Join friends at Sylvan Park for the annual 1K or 5K Turkey Trot Run!
Register at www.redlandsturkeytrot.com
YouthHope is one of three local non-profits that will receive a portion of the race profits.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support YouthHope every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to YouthHope. Please consider using this shopping option as you make purchases on Black Friday and throughout the holidays!
Welzoo makes a daily donation to YouthHope when you make welzoo.com your homepage and a donation up to six cents will be made to YouthHope each time you go online.
What an impact this could make if all YH supporters joined the effort!
A Day in the Park Car Show & Family Fun Extravaganza
Thank you so much for everyone that participated in our “Day in the Park” It was huge success! Special thanks to Kiwanis Noon for cooking breakfast, James Ramos, Redlands Sunrise Rotary, The Boy Scouts Troop 44, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands Fire Depart, Redlands Police Department, Home Depot, Larry Jacinto Construction, John James, Past Pleasure Car Club, Rita Shaw, Ritchie Bros, Pennington Designs, Primerica, Allgood Shower Door, First Baptist Church of Yucaipa, along with all of our generous sponsors who provided opportunity baskets. This would not of been a successful day without all of you! Thank you!!!
Michelle’s Bakery has partnered with YouthHope
When you purchase a specially marked cake from Michelle’s YouthHope will receive a percentage. Eat a delicious cake for us!
615 Tennessee Street, Redlands
YouthHope Foundation is an independent, certified, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. The organization was established in 2009 to build confidence and promote self-sufficiency for homeless, runaway, and underserved youth, ages 14-24 by providing trust, hope, support and education. Our mission is to be a support system for these youth so that they may grow to be healthy, successful adults that exit street life.
YouthHope is located in Redlands, California and provides services to youth residing in the City of Redlands and from the surrounding areas of the Inland Empire.
Redlands Statistics – Youth Homeless Population
The target population served by YouthHope Foundation is one of the communities’ most vulnerable. Many of the youth we serve are victims of insufficient family structure, violence, aging out of the foster care system, drug addiction, and homelessness. YouthHope case managers recently surveyed 148 of the youth attendees. Of these:
38% were homeless and living on the streets
53% were abused as youth children
16% were in the foster care system
33% have parents with drug or alcohol substance abuse problems
62% were classified as low-income
National Statistics – Youth Homeless Population
1.7 million (approx.) homeless teens in the United States
39% of the homeless population are youth under 18 years of age
5,000 youth die every year due to assault, illness, or suicide while living on the streets
46% of homeless youth left their homes due to physical abuse
17% left due to sexual abuse
40% (approx.) of homeless youth identify as LGBT
50% or more of youth in shelters and homeless on the streets report that their parents either told them to leave or knew they were leaving and did not care
14.7 years of age is the average age youth become homeless
1 in 7 young people between the ages of 10 and 18 years old will run away
Youth ages 12 to 17 are more likely to become homeless than adults
These statistics were provided by the National Coalition for the Homeless, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Safe Horizon, nn4youth.org, and ncsl.org.
Please consider making a donation to YouthHope to help end the cycle of youth homelessness.