homeless youth http://www.kplu.org en Three Homeless Groups In King County Receive Foundation Funds http://www.kplu.org/post/three-homeless-groups-king-county-receive-foundation-funds <p>Three agencies serving the homeless in King County have received a $450,000 grant from several Seattle foundations.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The money will help continue outreach services for runaway and homeless youth. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Friends of Youth, an agency that serves teens in East King County and one of the grant recipients, will use the grant to support its mobile van that operates at skate parks and malls.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:06:43 +0000 Florangela Davila 12749 at http://www.kplu.org Three Homeless Groups In King County Receive Foundation Funds Funds from Seattle, King County to Keep Youth Shelter Open http://www.kplu.org/post/funds-seattle-king-county-keep-youth-shelter-open <p></p><p></p><p>YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center for homeless youth will stay open five nights a week, thanks to funding from Seattle and King County.</p><p>The Seattle City Council on Monday allocated $130,000 in next year’s budget for the center, adding to the King County Council’s pledge of $120,000 for the center earlier this month. The city council will take a final vote on the budget next week.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:42:10 +0000 Florangela Davila 11134 at http://www.kplu.org Funds from Seattle, King County to Keep Youth Shelter Open Downtown Seattle's Only Shelter for Young Homeless Adults Closing http://www.kplu.org/post/downtown-seattles-only-shelter-young-homeless-adults-closing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only overnight shelter for young adults in downtown Seattle is about to close due to money troubles.</span></p><p>YouthCare says funding from a private grant has run out and as a result, its 20-bed shelter will close in January.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 02:00:38 +0000 Florangela Davila 10886 at http://www.kplu.org Murder Reveals ‘Lord of the Flies’ Street Culture in Olympia http://www.kplu.org/post/murder-reveals-lord-flies-street-culture-olympia <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Washington&rsquo;s Capitol campus in Olympia, sandstone buildings stand as monuments to the rule of law. But just a few blocks away you can find a street culture where young adults and teenagers live by their own rules&mdash;s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ometimes</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with tragic consequences. An especially grisly murder last year revealed an underworld in Washington&rsquo;s capital city that can sound almost like it belongs in &ldquo;Lord of the Flies.&rdquo;</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:41:28 +0000 Austin Jenkins 10463 at http://www.kplu.org Murder Reveals ‘Lord of the Flies’ Street Culture in Olympia New tally raises estimate of King County homeless youth http://www.kplu.org/post/new-tally-raises-estimate-king-county-homeless-youth <p>There are many more homeless children and young adults in King County than previous tallies have found, according to <a href="http://www.youthcare.org/sites/default/files/Count%20Us%20In%202012%20Preliminary%20Report.pdf">a new count </a>out this month. The count found more than 140 children on the streets, in shelters or in unstable housing, and another 530 or so young adults 25 and under. Volunteers and social service agencies conducted the second annual one-night count in May, targeting homeless youth.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5752 at http://www.kplu.org New tally raises estimate of King County homeless youth Seattle wrestles with how to house homeless families with kids http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-wrestles-how-house-homeless-families-kids <p>Seattle recently spent a <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/licata/homelessness/2012budget.htm">big chunk of money </a>to improve services for homeless families with children, but city officials are at odds over whether it was spent solving the right problems. They grappled with it at a public meeting Wednesday, where homeless mothers told members of the city council that many were <a href="http://www.homelessinfo.org/downloads/2011_ONC%20Street%20Count.pdf">without a place to sleep </a>that night.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 18:08:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5729 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle wrestles with how to house homeless families with kids