Emergency Youth Shelter Updates

As part of our ongoing efforts to combat youth homelessness, the Emergency Youth Shelter provides immediate stabilization and around-the-clock care for children who find themselves on the streets. Over the past 12 months, we've converted much of our main building to better meet the needs of these young people. We are thrilled to share some pictures of this amazing transformation.

Clockwise: Youth Shelter Bedroom, Child Shelter Bedroom, Child Common Room, Youth Common Room
We would also like to extend a special thank you to the many partners who were integral to the success of these critical changes. Thanks to their support, homeless and runway youth in the Upstate will now have a safe, trauma-informed, and comfortable space for 24/7 emergency care.
Staff Spotlight: Suhail Esmat
Assistant Director of Youth Shelter Services

Suhail joined Pendleton Place as the Assistant Director of Youth Shelter Services in September of 2020. As a part of our Residential Services team, he has been integral to the development of our Emergency Youth Shelter policies and procedures as well as its physical transformation. He also provides supervision and guidance for our growing team of shelter staff.

Suhail is a a former humanitarian aid worker, having worked and lived for almost a decade in volatile and war-torn states in developing countries around the world, such as Sudan, Afghanistan and recently in Greece dealing with the mass-refugee influx and crisis. When not at work, he enjoys exercising, watching tennis, and attending social gatherings.
Annual Benefit: New Date for 2021!
Please note our NEW date for the 2021 Annual Benefit. Taking into consideration the current COVID-19 numbers locally, we have made the decision to hold this year's event in late June instead of March. Our hope is that more people will be able to safely attend at that time.
Make a Donation

In addition to our special holiday requests mentioned above, you can always find a list of current needs and requested items for our programs on our Amazon wish lists. Remember, when you order these or ANY other Amazon items using Amazon Smile, a portion of the proceeds can be donated to Pendleton Place.
Please note that we are unable to accept any unsolicited items at this time. If you have any questions about our donation policy or what we can accept, please email us at development@pendletonplace.org
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