Blog - National

Monthly Giving Ensures Steady Support

March 21 2019

    What is Monthly Giving? StandUp For Kids provides you with the opportunity to impact the lives of homeless youth in your community without having to dedicate any time from your busy schedule. The Monthly Giving Program allows you to choose the amount you wish to give, automatically receives it each month and immediately puts your donation to use to help children in need in your city and cities nationwide.     Why is it important? With the help of our Monthly Giving Program, we were able to offer support and services to 53,929 youth in 2018 alone - as well as provide 29,501 meals, support 2,107 kids with first-time unduplicated services and deliver ...

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10 Thing You Can Do To Help

February 27 2019

Cook a meal – Youth in our program come to weekly meetings to receive support, mentoring, and a hot meal. We are always looking for people willing to cook or purchase a meal for one of our weekly meetings. Become a mentor – Getting kids off the street is only the first part of our mission. After that, we spend time with them each week to work through creating a resume, finding a job, building a budget, signing up for government programs as applicable, and just offering general support as they prepare for the future. Teach a skill – Help a group of high school-aged aspiring entrepreneurs or young adults looking for help getting started in a new career by ...

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ICPH 2018 Year In Review

January 24 2019

The Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness (ICPH) recently released their 2018: Year in Review, summing up their topics and findings over the last year. Their focus on bringing data into visual and interactive forms has helped everyone learn more about education, health & well-being, housing & shelter, and community-specific issues faced by homeless children and families. Education The ICPH The United States of Homelessness interactive map allows anyone to see how the homeless problem is impacting their state and local communities. By combining state- and school district-level data on student homelessness across all 50 states, they’ve created a way to visually ...

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Anna's Story - Orange County

November 27 2018

Anna was born in Mexico and brought to the United States by her parents when she was six-years-old. She has no other home, but is now seeing progress in her efforts toward recovery, helping others, and formalizing her U.S. citizenship. “After my parents brought me, my brother and my sister here, we lived on the low-income side of town. I always did poorly in school, struggling with every subject. I started smoking weed at 12, and shortly after that I started drinking. Both of my parents worked constantly and never noticed. At 16, my drug use progressed, and after trying meth things went downhill fast. My parents kicked me out of the house. “At that point I realized I needed to ...

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Communities Leading By Example

November 9 2018

By Ryan Kincaid As election season has come and gone, we often find ourselves wondering, “What’s next?” In the case of StandUp For Kids, a very important proposition was passed this past Tuesday. Our mission is well documented; we strive to prevent youth homelessness. However, we certainly can’t do it alone. This is why dedicated support systems are imperative to our organization and its mission. In addition to our valued donors, we also often need a little additional help from the state legislature. In last week’s election, California’s Proposition 2 was passed with a heavy majority. Proposition 2 is essentially a continuation of 2016’s Proposition ...

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