Help homeless, street & at-risk youth in the Detroit community.
Consider this, every minute of every day, a child runs away from home (NRS). Furthermore, according to a “point-in-time” survey conducted by Detroit - Wayne County Homeless Action Network estimated that there are at least 1,700 homeless young people between the ages of 16 and 20 living on the streets.
Through preventative and outreach programs, StandUp For Kids seeks out and helps homeless, street-dependent and at-risk youth. Some of the specific ways we help youth through our programs are as follows:
*Connect with and educate youth on the streets about StandUp For Kids -Detroit, and provide them resource cards with our dedicated Outreach Phone Number
*Connect with and mentor foster care transitional youth group who require additional support and care as they transition into independent living
*Obtain hard resources like food, clothing, hygiene products, and bus passes for youth-in-need
*Collaborate with other community organizations and services that can help our youth, such as shelters, clinics, and job placement agencies
1. Youth are thrown away, taken away or they themselves runaway for many troubled reasons, including abuse.
2. Youth are vulnerable and easily victimized once they are out on the streets or in a state of homelessness.
3. Our young people need and yearn for guidance and love.