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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 at-risk youth, ages 14-24, by providing trust, hope, support, and education. YouthHope was established to provide a support system for youth in a safe and caring environment so they may grow to be healthy, self-sustaining adults.

We draw youth to our program by providing hot, nutritious meals Monday through Thursday. Since YouthHope bagan in 2009, YouthHope has served a hot meal to over 3,000 different youth.

YouthHope provides services through the following four core programs (Click on each program to learn more about each program):

The target population served by the YouthHope Foundation is one of the communities’ most vulnerable. Many of the youth we serve are victims of insufficient family structure, aging out of the foster care system, drug addiction, and homelessness. YouthHope Case Managers recently surveyed 340 of the youth attendees. Of these,

26% were homeless and living on the streets,

25% were abused as young children,

15% were in the foster care system,

34% have parents with drug or alcohol substance abuse problems, and

89% were classified as low-income.

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. According to the California Homeless Youth Project, more than 33,000 youth in San Bernardino County are classified as homeless and can be found living on the streets, couch-surfing, or lacking adequate night time residence.

For the 2017/2018 school year, YouthHope saw the following successes:

  • 416 bus passes were handed out for youth going to school

  • 350 hours were spent on GED tutoring

  • 49 youth created resumes

  • 83 youth filled out job applications

  • 46 youth earned their Food Handlers Certificates

  • 35 youth received tutoring services

  • 10 youth participated in GED/HiSet preparation.

 

 

Please consider making a donation to YouthHope  to help end the cycle of youth homelessness.

 

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