Youth Futures provides a home-like setting for youth ages 12-18 needing emergency and temporary shelter. Our bedrooms are complete with bunk-beds, linens, and wardrobe lockers where youth are assigned by gender. The facility also includes a kitchen where meals are cooked and served three times a day, a dining room, living room and family room, computer lab, and outside fenced courtyard. The front and back doors have controlled entry by staff members to ensure safety.
Our programs connect each youth, on an individual basis, with resources to build the skills needed to support a healthy future. Intensive case management is offered to help youth become reunited with their family or self-sufficiently contributing to the community. Life skills classes and off-site activities are planned weekly and all youth are encouraged to attend. Transportation is provided for youth to attend school, employment, and extracurricular activities; bus tokens, bus passes, and van transport are available.
Doors are open 24 hours/day for youth needing safe shelter. Daytime services, or "drop-in" hours are 6:30am-8pm when youth may access all of the resources provided at the shelter, including food, clothing, hygiene and school supplies, and programming. Meals are served and available for all youth at 6 am, 12 pm, and 5pm.