Welcome youth, supporters, and volunteers!

At StandUp for Kids – Cleveland, we’re committed to helping end the cycle of youth homelessness. We accomplish this through the endless efforts of our volunteers.

StandUp for Kids – Cleveland has been in existence since 2006. We serve unaccompanied homeless and at-risk youth – and young parents with children of their own – up to their 25th birthday. 

We provide the following services to help homeless youth in the Cleveland area:

  • Street outreach: We don’t expect youth to always come to us, therefore we’ve started walking the streets of Cleveland to meet youth where they are. We go into the street the same time, same day, and same route to find and help homeless youth. We work with small teams and divide those teams to expand our area and reach more youth.
  • Supplies delivery: We supply youth with various necessities such as clothing, sanitary items, school supplies, food, necessary transportation passes, among other things. We deliver these items directly to the youth.
  • Resource connection: We help youth get connected with organizations in the Cleveland area. This includes resources for apartment support, emergency housing, and employment.
  • Someone to listen: One of the most important things we do is simply being there for the youth. We’re always ready to listen. Our volunteers provide youth with a nonconfrontational, unbiased, kind, and understanding person for then to talk to.

For Youth

We’d love to hear from you and are ready to help. Our volunteers are dedicated, compassionate, understanding, and ready to help you with what you need.

To contact us, email [email protected] or call 216-820-3396. We will connect you with one of our volunteers. There is no obligation or strings attached to enlist our help.

For Volunteers

We’re always happy to add more volunteers to our chapter! The success of StandUp for Kids depends on dedicated volunteers. In fact, we are 100% volunteer based.

To find out more about how you can help, email [email protected] or call 216-820-3396.

For Donors

Your contribution goes 100% to helping kids who are living on the street or in other compromised living situations. You’ll help provide them with clothing, sanitary items, necessary transportation, etc. All things that we take for granted daily but mean so much to them.

To donate, click on the ‘Donate’ button in the menu system on this page. For further information, please contact us at [email protected] or 216-820-3396.

We are proud of our contributions to ending the cycle of youth homelessness here, and it is through generous community support that this is possible. Our team invites you to learn more by exploring our pages. Please contact us directly at [email protected] if you have specific concerns or questions.