YouthCare http://kplu.org en Three Homeless Groups In King County Receive Foundation Funds http://kplu.org/post/three-homeless-groups-king-county-receive-foundation-funds <p>Three agencies serving the homeless in King County have received a $450,000 grant from several Seattle foundations.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The money will help continue outreach services for runaway and homeless youth. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Friends of Youth, an agency that serves teens in East King County and one of the grant recipients, will use the grant to support its mobile van that operates at skate parks and malls.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:06:43 +0000 Florangela Davila 12749 at http://kplu.org Three Homeless Groups In King County Receive Foundation Funds Funds from Seattle, King County to Keep Youth Shelter Open http://kplu.org/post/funds-seattle-king-county-keep-youth-shelter-open <p></p><p></p><p>YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center for homeless youth will stay open five nights a week, thanks to funding from Seattle and King County.</p><p>The Seattle City Council on Monday allocated $130,000 in next year’s budget for the center, adding to the King County Council’s pledge of $120,000 for the center earlier this month. The city council will take a final vote on the budget next week.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:42:10 +0000 Florangela Davila 11134 at http://kplu.org Funds from Seattle, King County to Keep Youth Shelter Open Downtown Seattle's Only Shelter for Young Homeless Adults Closing http://kplu.org/post/downtown-seattles-only-shelter-young-homeless-adults-closing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only overnight shelter for young adults in downtown Seattle is about to close due to money troubles.</span></p><p>YouthCare says funding from a private grant has run out and as a result, its 20-bed shelter will close in January.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:00:38 +0000 Florangela Davila 10886 at http://kplu.org A bit of security for homeless youth, and their documents http://kplu.org/post/bit-security-homeless-youth-and-their-documents <p>A Seattle non-profit is trying to help homeless youth back up their important documents. Why does that matter? Well, try getting a job, government benefits or any number of other things necessary to get your life back on track, without proper paperwork. It&rsquo;s an especially difficult challenge for homeless kids, who have no safety deposit box, no locked file cabinet, maybe not even a safe drawer somewhere.</p><p>Steve Albertson of Springwire, a non-profit that began by providing free voicemail service to homeless people, says often the young people just have a bag with everything in it, including their ID, work permits and phone numbers.</p><p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5650 at http://kplu.org A bit of security for homeless youth, and their documents