The mission of the StandUp For Kids - Olympia is to stabilize youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, establish trust, and act as a resource linking youth with community services. We advocate for youth and assist them in building opportunities for a better tomorrow. StandUp For Kids provides community support services to youths up to the age of 24. StandUp For Kids provides important services in order to improve the general quality of life for youth. It helps youth meet their survival needs and offers a social support network. The program seeks to provide youth with access to a preventative safety net of medical care, meals, housing, and a safe place from street life.
Street Outreach - StandUp For Kids provides Street Outreach two times a week. During Outreach our volunteers offer mentorship to youth and young living on the streets. Youth downtown report to sleeping in alleys, crates, boxes, roof tops, abandoned warehouses & camping in nearby forests and rural locations.
At this time, we are providing hygiene packs, snacks, bottles of water, sports drinks, winter and other needed attire, In addition, all Outreach Volunteers are trained to assist with referrals, crisis situations and person centered planning.
Following Outreach, we schedule times throughout the week to meet with youth interested in working on employment, education and other personal goals.