YouthHope’s mission is to help our youth move forward through the various struggles and walks of life. We first ensure that our youth are healthy by providing hot nutritious meals, three days a week. Our partners at Loma Linda University and surrounding clinics assist to meet our youth’s medical, dental, and optometry needs. We think education is of the utmost importance and so we provide bus passes through our continued education program, to help transport our youth to school. This program also assists youth outside of high school with GED tutoring and college application assistance.
Most youth don’t want their peers to know their living situation – YouthHope provides clothing that is in-style, and won’t reveal how little they have. Hygiene items are also provided to keep our youth clean and healthy.
Through our One-on-One Case Management Program, YouthHope assesses the individual needs of each youth. This may vary from job search and placement assistance to housing or rehabilitation referrals. In some instances we walk them through the process of obtaining an ID, or a food handlers license in order to get a job. Whatever obstacle our youth may face in moving forward, we work to enable our youth to tackle it and move forward. In this way, our youth grow to become healthy, self-sufficient adults.