Youth Shelter Services

Emergency Shelter Program:

Addresses the immediate needs of homeless and at-risk youth ages 10-17 by providing residential shelter care, 24/7 supervision, counseling, case management, education, recreational and spiritual enrichment, aftercare and follow-up services.

Transitional Living Program:

Homeless males ages 16-21 are provided with assistance to permanent housing; independent/self-sufficiency skills; job placement; individual counseling; group counseling and skill-building; educational support; service linkage and collaboration; transportation; mentorship; and follow-up and aftercare. Non-residential, outreach services are provided to homeless pregnant/parenting females.

Food and Nutrition:

With Fiends believes that for runaway and homeless youth to have the opportunity to achieve personal, academic, developmental, and social success, we need to encourage a lifetime of healthy eating for each youth by providing free meals to youth that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

Community Outreach Program:

OnTRACC: Homeless Education Program;

National Safe Place: Educate youth about the dangers of running away, provide safe havens, and resources;

With Friends Teen Board: High school boys and girls who are interested in community outreach and service;

Student Internship Program: Opportunity offered to undergraduates or students, to receive on-the-job training;

Volunteer Program: Partnership with various other community volunteer organizations;

Public Relations Program: Community events; newsletters; presentations to civic groups, churches, and schools; television and newspaper articles; and an annual open house.