Director of Development Kate Travers attended the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless candlelight vigil last month! The Vigil brings together members of the community, folks who wish to raise awareness, and homeless/at risk Long Islanders and agencies who serve them. Reports show that there are over 750,000 Americans living on the streets or in emergency shelters. On Long Island, approximately half of the homeless are children. These are Long Island’s homeless and impoverished individuals and families. Kate Travers was able to share information about our Youth Shelter Program. Hope For Youth’s Youth Shelter Program helps teach cleaning and cooking skills, offers workshops and tutoring, as well as needed clothing and personal items to help the youth feel safe and able to focus on future steps to remain safe. Our goal is to ensure every youth in Suffolk County has a warm bed, comfortable space to wake up and people who care to get them out the door to school while a long-term plan is developed. These children would otherwise be “couch-surfing” and falling victims to the streets without guidance and security.
To stay updated like our Youth Shelter Program Facebook page.