Lacking the skills, education, and resources to find legitimate employment, runaway and homeless youth become easy prey for pimps and drug dealers, show higher rates of gang involvement, have higher rates for attempted suicide, and have higher rates of mortality than their counterparts in the general population.
But a little positive intervention at the right time can offer even the most troubled youth a different, brighter future. Our mission statement says it all:
“Jackson Street Youth Services is here to promote safety, stability, and well‐being for youth. We work to prevent homelessness by showing a path to long‐term success through building positive relationships and skills for self‐sufficiency.”
I know it sounds like a cliché, but it’s quite true: We can’t do this without you. Please join with us to offer help and hope for troubled youth. Your annual donation to Jackson Street keeps these resources available and goes a long way toward preventing unthinkable, life‐long reverberations for youth in crisis. As Angel said, “I don’t know if I would have survived without them, and I certainly wouldn’t be the person I am today.”