'Tis The Season to Be A Friend

The holidays remind us of all the reasons we have to be grateful ... family, friends, and more than ever, our homes.

For youth facing homelessness and hardship, the holidays can bring challenges, instead of joy. Many are unable to be with family, others are seeking safe shelter, and increasing numbers are wondering where their next meal will come from.

Help make sure our young people have something to celebrate this season. Be a Friend by making a Donation, participating in the Giving Tree or by hosting a Holiday Drive with friends and family.

Together, we can make the season bright for Eastside youth, young adults, and families in need.

Thank you for your support this holiday season.

As a mission-centered agency, our highest priority is being accessible to our youth.

Friends of Youth Emergency Shelters, Drop-In and Residential facilities are open to clients. All facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Learn More


Friends of Youth COVID-19 Update

The health, safety, and welfare of our Friends of Youth community, clients, and staff is of paramount importance. We are closely monitoring the evolving landscape and following all federal, state, and county guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.

We appreciate the outpouring of kindness and support from the community. While we may be unsure of what the next weeks will bring, there is one thing of which we are certain—we’ll get by with help from our friends.

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