Thank you to the 250 people who came to learn first-hand how HOPE 4 Youth is working to end youth homelessness as we currently know it at the Inspiring HOPE Luncheon. We raised over $26,000 to support our work! In 2017, 446 unduplicated youth experiencing homelessness walked through HOPE 4 Youth’s Drop-In Center doors 4,087 times. We were able to provide these young people with hot meals, hot showers, warm clothing, food and hygiene products, laundry facilities, computer and internet access, locked storage for personal items, and case management; meet their health needs at our on-site clinic, HOPE Clinic, as well as the needs of new moms through HOPE 4 New Moms; secure housing through our NEW Housing Navigation program and at HOPE Place, our NEW transitional housing facility, as well as short-term housing through our local shelter partners; assist them with employment and educational opportunities, including interview skills, looking and applying for jobs, finishing high school or obtaining their GED and with our partner, the Anoka County Workforce Center, on career pathways and educational opportunities; bring a spiritually-based program to the youth who are looking for one, through HOPE TreeHouse; and provide basic resources and referrals to homeless young people through outreach on the streets and in schools. HOPE 4 Youth is not just an organization working to end youth homelessness. We are part of a community that is working to end youth homelessness, and we are going to end it working together!