Keeping our youth safe and loved
Actively seek out young people experiencing homelessness who may need help
Our Street Outreach teams actively seek out young people experiencing homelessness who may need help. The team assists with critical safety needs by providing transportation to a safe shelter. Young people living on the streets can receive, food, water, hygiene kits, warm clothing, blankets, counseling and referrals to needed services such as medical care and employment and education services. Most importantly, our Street Outreach Program shows youth that they are cared for, and worth being pursued.
Day Outreach / Wellness
Youth receive a nutritious meal, take a hot shower, receive hygiene products, and get new clothing and shoes
There are not enough beds in the community to house all young people who experience homelessness; and sometimes, youth are not ready to engage in residential services. For those youth, we offer day outreach/wellness care, places where youth can drop in to rest during the day, shower, get a meal, do laundry, have internet access, and access to day-programming such as case management and referrals to additional services.
Medical & Mental Health
CHC provides valuable medical and mental health services for youth experiencing homelessness.
Many of our campuses include an onsite clinic space for youth to access medical and mental healthcare services, and sites that do not have a physical clinic have agreements with community partners who visit the campus to ensure youth has easy access to meet all of their medical and mental health needs. Medical care includes primary care, urgent care, immunizations and health education. Mental Healthcare services are provided by licensed professionals and include both individual and group therapy as well as other interventions youth may need.
Teaching youth how to find job openings, apply, interview, dress and behave in the workplace
Our employment specialists provide career case management, teach youth how to find job openings, apply, interview, dress and behave in the workplace. CHC offers onsite and offsite internship programs allow youth to gain verifiable work experience as well as earn a small stipend. Youth can access a professional clothing closet and transportation assistance through this program as well.
Helping youth complete or continue their education
Our education specialists provide education case management, helping youth complete or continue their education. Youth can receive tutoring, mentoring, access to a computer lab, study for their GED, or learn English as a Second Language. CHC also partners with Five Keys Charter School, or the local school districts, to provide onsite opportunities for youth to earn a high school diploma
Welcoming those of all faiths.
Our Spiritual Ministry program aims to provide not only opportunities for our residents to experience and explore spiritual growth. It also provides the opportunity for our staff, volunteers, and youth to experience the reward of giving back to others in need. Spiritual ministry services also assist youth who have a strong faith background or are seeking meaning for their life through spiritual exploration and growth.