YouthHope Foundation | PO Box 7803 Redlands, CA 92375 US

(909) 793-2345

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About Us

Our Mission

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. 

Our History

Mrs. Heidi Mayer is the Founder and the Executive Director of YouthHope. Mrs. Mayer first experienced homeless outreach programs in 2003 while chaperoning a mission trip to the West Coast cities of San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. She visited dozens of shelters, drop-in centers, and outreach providers in a variety of settings. Mrs. Mayer found her heart changed by the abused and neglected homeless, runaway, and under-served youth whom she met and served. She realized that she could no longer sit on the sidelines knowing that there were thousands of youth who were abused, neglected, and going hungry every day. 


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

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YouthHope Foundation

YouthHope Foundation PO Box 7803 Redlands, CA 92375 US

(909) 793-2345



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