At 18, Melissa didn’t have a permanent address. She and her young daughter moved between one family member’s place to another with no place to call home. Although struggling as […]
About Kristin VanHeel
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At 19, Dennise was a single expectant mother living in an unsafe environment. She knew she needed to make a change for both her and her child when she sought […]
“It was hard,” Amy answered when asked what life was like growing up. “I was raised in the foster care system.” At 20, Amy was a single mom experiencing homelessness. […]
Did you know 13% of youth who are experiencing homelessness suffer from a substance abuse disorder? I’ve struggled with a drug addiction for a long time. It was difficult to […]
Did you know? Nine out of 10 youth experiencing homelessness have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) in their young lives – an ACE is a history of trauma, abuse, or neglect. […]
At the end of the year non-profits typically send out an appeal to their networks. It usually contains a letter of thanks, a description of impact, and a financial ask […]
Amber started coming to the Drop-In Center soon after aging out of foster care. She was precariously housed and would come in a few days a week to meet with […]
Every Wednesday, Eddie, one of our youth coordinators does outreach work in our community to meet youth experiencing homelessness where they are at to provide them with basic resources, as […]
Paula was in a bind. She’d been staying with her Grandma’s neighbors in an overcrowded apartment. They’d set a deadline: Paula had to be out in a week. Paula, a […]
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