YouthHope in the News


Press Enterprise– 7/20/18- Find out why YouthHope was started and what we are doing to help our youth.

KFROG Interview with Heidi Mayer-8/22/16- Heidi talks about what services YouthHope offers and why she started YouthHope.

Redlands Daily Facts-8/10/16- Heidi discusses the problem of homelessness in the Inland Empire and what YouthHope is doing to fix it.

Woman of the Year-3/14/16- Assemblyman Marc Steinorth explains why he chose Heidi Mayer to be his choice for Woman of the Year.

Woman of the Year– 3/14/16- Heidi Mayer named Woman of the Year at the Capital in  Sacramento from Assemblyman Marc Steinorth.

A Walk in Their Shoes– 2/20/16- YouthHope’s annual benefit dinner to raise awareness and funds for programs

University of Redlands students organize homeless awareness campaign-11/16/15- Students make blankets for YouthHope.

Almost Open House– 11/13/15- YouthHope raises money to complete the drop in center

YouthHope seeks additional funds for drop-in center-11/5/15- YouthHope announces Almost Open House

Day in the Park Event– 9/12/15- YouthHope’s Day in the Park Car Show 2015

At-Risk Youth Set On Path To College– 7/2/15- YouthHope opens house for at-risk male youth

Redlands Hero Award– 6/21/15- Heidi Mayer is named Redlands Hero for all that YouthHope has accomplished.

United Mission Workers Donates $11,000 to Redlands – Based YouthHope – 4/2/15 – Group of women from several churches in Redlands and Yucaipa present a check in support of YouthHope

Turnout at Youth Hope Fundraiser Event in Redlands Thrills Organizers – 9/13/14 – New Fundraiser in support of YouthHope bypasses expectations

YouthHope Hosts New Car Show & Family Fun Fundraiser – 9/6/14 – YouthHope announces new fundraiser that includes family fun activities

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Reviving Passion Care Kit Video

Heidi Mayer featured on KCAA 1050AM “PDA Political Hour” – 7/15/14 – Executive Director Heidi Mayer shares about the progression of YouthHope and our current needs.

YouthHope Featured on IEA! – 3/11/14 – YouthHope Fundraiser and Case Manager Cherise Marron shares on behalf of YouthHope: Addresses the astounding homeless youth statistics from this area and what YouthHope is doing about it.

Demolition On the New Building Begins – 1/11/14 – Volunteers and YouthHope youth gather to help with the demolition needed for the new building. Construction of the new rooms and Drop-in Center plans are now underway thanks to wonderful donors and contributors.

YouthHope Hosts an Open House and Invites Community to Support – 12/12/13 – The Open House had an attendance of over 150 Redlands locals, all coming to support YouthHope. We shared our programs and services and more specifically, our vision with the new building.

YouthHope buys former Little Fisherman building in Redlands – 12/4/13 – After years of working out of libraries, coffee shops, and a local park, YouthHope finally has a place to make home. Much renovation is needed however, to make this building a functioning drop-in center for the struggling youth we serve.

YouthHope Featured on K-FROG – 11/25/13

Founder Heidi Mayer on NPR’s “My Awesome Empire” – 03/02/13 – Heidi Mayer shares about her work with YouthHope and the struggles youth are facing on the street of Redlands.   Scroll to minute 12:53 to listen to YouthHope’s Founder and Executive Director share about the youth she has worked with for the last 3.5 years and the community that has come together to support them.

YouthHope featured on Air1–  3/2013 – YouthHope was featured on Air1 and KLove Radio.

First Lutheran Church of Redlands, Plymouth Village help YouthHope – 2/05/13 – Churches and groups commit to providing hot meals for our youth.

Dinner to raise funds for more than 3000 homeless youth in Redlands– 08/22/2012 – The second annual YouthHope Foundation benefit dinner is a fundraiser to help homeless and at-risk youth in Redlands.

YouthHope looking for a home in Redlands– 04/12/12 The Redlands based YouthHope Foundation is focused on a lofty goal this year: an official location to call home.

Union Pacific chooses Redlands based YouthHope for grant– 04/18/12 Right now YouthHope has youth attending four colleges and two trade schools.

Redland’s Heidi Mayer named ‘Hometown Hero’– 04/14/2012 – REDLANDS – Every so often Heidi Mayer wonders if she is really having an impact. Mayer is the founder of the Redlands-based YouthHope Foundation, which reaches out to at-risk youth.

Spirited Service for Easter Sunday in Redlands 04/09/12– The word “hope” often was referred to during the Sunrise Service at the Redlands Bowl on Easter Sunday.

A Helping Hand for Helping Hands 01/31/2012– YouthHope, an organization created to assist homeless and at-risk young people of Redlands, recently received a gift from Trinity Episcopal Church of Redlands.

Zonta Club Assists Service Organizations 01/21/2012– Every December the Zonta Club of Redlands chooses a holiday project in the community to lend its support.

YouthHope Receives Grants 01/17/2012 – The Redlands-based Youth Hope Foundation ended 2011 in a big way receiving three grants in December, each of which will assist it to continue serving the homeless and at-risk youth in the community.

Giving Hope to Kids 05/29/2011 – Making sure homeless area youth have a hot meal several nights a week is just where it starts for Heidi Mayer.

Creating Awareness 11/24/2010 – As temperatures drop and rain moves in, Youth Hope founder Heidi Mayer said there is one group of the transient and homeless population that cannot be forgotten.

Feast for the Eyes 06/19/2011 – About 130 people saw Redlands through the eyes of a diverse group of artists Saturday night. YouthHope Redlands hosted its first major fundraiser, “Redlands Through Our Eyes,”