Will You StandUp For Kids?
The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States.
We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives.
If you are a youth in need of assistance, please contact us on our outreach line at 1-888-365-4543.
Homeless Teen Falls Into Tears After Life-Changing Gift
A special thank you to @11Alive for sharing one of our kid's stories!! Chinasa is a tremendous young lady with an amazing heart and future! This shows that a kind act for our youth can not only change their life, but also give everyone more faith that given the opportunity people can reach heights unimaginable.
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The Whole Story: http://on.11alive.com/2aNSnJk
Brittany updates the young teens on important upcoming dates during a meeting.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Brittany was only 14 when she became a self-described "weekend warrior" - a homeless teen staying in a friend’s house.
"I didn’t have a place to go," said Brittany, the Director of Volunteers for StandUp for Kids - Orange County, now 22. "I wasn’t living in the streets either. I would go to a different friend’s house, every night."
Brittany is not the only one and it is not uncommon in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were 45,205 unaccompanied homeless children and youth, not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian, on a single night in January 2014.
At the age of 15, Brittany found out about StandUp for Kids, a not-for-profit organization that strives to end the cycle of youth homelessness, by offering them assistance, training and resources to re-integrate into society, as well as providing a safe and protective environment, and more to homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 24. She soon enrolled in their outreach program for guidance and support.
"They’re very nonjudgmental and adjust to every individual’s situation," said Brittany. "Not only did I receive help and clothes, but mentorship as well."
Click here to read the rest of Brittany's story.
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