Charity ReviewIssued: July 2015 Expires: July 2017
Standards for Charity Accountability
YouthCare meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.
Incorporated: 1974 in WA
Also Known As: Stolen Youth Seattle , Stolen Youth , The Bridge Program
primary goal is transitioning homeless young people from living on the streets
to leading fully independent, healthy, and productive lives. YouthCare’s
continuum of care model enables us to assist homeless youth, whatever their
current stage of development, to build the skills to become self-sufficient.
This continuum of services includes:
- Prevention and early intervention services, including family reunification efforts, to prevent youth from becoming homeless.
- Safety and basic needs such as outreach, emergency shelter, case management, health services and other critical front-line services.
- Stable housing that meets the different needs of youth experiencing homelessness. This includes short- and long-term housing options along with case management services to help youth move beyond crisis and build healthier more independent lives.
- Supports to foster emotional and physical well-being, healthy behaviors, and permanent connections in school, work, community and personal relationships, and to improve a youth’s quality of life.
- Education and employment opportunities to build self-confidence, teach critical skills and help youth define and achieve their long-term goals and aspirations.
In 2014, YouthCare’s Outreach team made contact with over 400 unduplicated young people in need, surviving on the streets. Further, the team provided drop-in services at the James W. Ray Orion Center to an average of 335 youth per month, including serving over 30,000 meals (a new record and a 23% increase from 2013). Our shelter and housing programs helped 685 clients, and 346 youth received other case management services. Meanwhile, YouthCare’s Education and Employment Programs supported 310 young people; 21 YouthCare clients obtained a high school diploma or GED, 52 entered post-secondary education, and 170 found jobs.
Board Chair: Mr. Matthew Turetsky J.D. Business Affiliation: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
CEO: Dr. Melinda Giovengo PhD, Executive Director Compensation:* $150,331
Board Size: 25
Staff: 156* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 5.99%
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
The following information is based on YouthCare Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
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