Casa Youth Shelter

Casa Youth Shelter celebrates 42 years of continuous service

On April 7th, Casa Youth Shelter celebrates 42 years of continuous service, but in a much different way than we planned.

I wish we were gathering the Casa Youth Shelter staff, Board members, and friends together today. Instead, we are apart – out of our love and caring for one another and the communities in which we live. While we are physically apart, I’m heartened by the fact that we are closer than ever as a community of people who share our deep commitment to helping youth in crisis.

You and others in the Casa Youth Shelter community have been very much on my mind lately. I know that like me you must have so much going on right now, and my heart goes out to you. There’s one thing I’m able to promise you: Casa Youth Shelter will be here for youth in crisis like we have every day for the last 42 years, providing the food, shelter, counseling, and support services that homeless youth need most.

And now more than ever, we need your help. With our world in crisis, tensions in homes across the country increase, and our services have never been more vital. We are adding new remote counseling services, we have moved parenting classes online, and our dedicated staff is working hard on the frontlines to make sure youth who have nowhere else to turn are safe and cared for.

If you are able, there are ways for you to help:

  • Give a gift or monthly gift through our website
  • Purchase items on our Amazon or Target wish lists
  • Drop off essential supplies like cleaning supplies, paper goods, hygiene products, and pre-packaged or commercially prepared foods
  • Send an email of encouragement to our staff and residents at [email protected]

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the COVID-19 crisis. While many of our regular routines have been halted, Casa Youth Shelter remains open and here for the youth and families who need us.

I can’t express how grateful I am for our Casa Youth Shelter community. Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other, and thank you for your support, today and always.

This article was released by the Casa Youth Shelter.