Going Beyond Meeting Basic Needs
Day Service Center
The Day Service Center is our initial contact point with most youth, providing food, clothing, showers, and various recreational activities. By providing a safe place where basic needs can be met, staff can build trusting relationships with youth and are able to connect them to services that will help them on their path to leaving the streets.
New Avenues’ Case Management Program provides each youth with a case manager. Our case managers are Masters Level licensed clinical social workers. They work with youth to identify and connect them to needed services such as mental health care or alcohol and drug counseling, as well as education, job training and housing. Each youth works with their case manager to create a comprehensive plan to create a healthy, independent life.
New Avenues for Youth’s Transitional Housing Program provides a safe home for youth transitioning off the streets and moving toward independence. The 24-bed facility is designed so youth can build independent living skills while working or pursuing their educational goals. Upon exiting the program, youth are able to be self-sufficient and move into stable living situations.
A.M.P. - Artist Mentorship Program
A.M.P. provides youth the opportunity to learn, play, explore, heal, and find new meaning and success through music and arts. The A.M.P team is made up of dedicated volunteer mentors who encourage youth to learn instruments, art techniques, songwriting skills, and to express themselves creatively.
To see the impact these programs are having on homeless youth, click here for our most recent outcomes.