This is a critical time for any young person. It is especially critical for vulnerable young people. TAY who are in transition from foster care, state custody or leaving unsafe home conditions fall vulnerable to untreated mental health issues, drug abuse and ultimately homelessness. Without rapid intervention these young adults will become our next generation of adult chronic homeless in the High Desert.
Many complain about the homeless population in our community, but The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is investing in the solution to the problem. “I am excited that the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has recognized the need for youth specific services and is supporting this innovative project. If we do not end youth homelessness, we will not stop the pipeline of people who have had their childhoods destroyed by housing insecurity. This project will set these young people up for a lifetime of successes.” says Darryl Evey, the executive director of Family Assistance Program.
This project will connect homeless youth with emergency services and our other transitional programs that include wraparound care in a part of our community that truly needs it. Family Assistance Program is currently providing homeless youth services through their youth drop-in centers, youth shelters, and transitional homes. This project will provide housing to any youth experiencing homelessness aged 18 – 24.
For more information about how you can become involved in being a solution to homelessness, please visit our website or email Angela Sorrell – email@example.com