Life for homeless youth is dangerous and lonely. They feel like no one cares. They need to be pursued. Street Hope staff go out on the streets and into school, meeting youth where they are at, to build relationships and invite youth to the community and resources of The Coffee Oasis.
Outreach workers visit 10 different middle and high schools weekly, teaching classes or playing volleyball. When workers leave conversations with kids at skate parks or on sidewalks, they are able to say, “I’ll see you later.” Meeting them isn’t a one-time thing for us. We’ll see them next week, and the week after.
Street Hope also has a special outreach program in schools called Oasis Assist. Through this program Street Hope workers connect with students who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness. They regularly meet together at school, encouraging the students to stay engaged in school and achieve their goals.
By consistently listening and getting to know our kids, we earn their trust and invite them to the community of The Coffee Oasis.
Services offered include:
Street, school, and juvenile detention outreach
Oasis Assist in 10 schools