We send holiday greetings and heartfelt thanks to all
of our dedicated donors, supporters, volunteers, and community partners for your continued generosity and kindness.

Your commitment to our work and mission enables us to provide life-changing trauma-informed services to children, homeless youth, and adults who face unimaginable challenges. While their stories are heart-breaking, their resilience is a constant source of inspiration.
Thank you for the vital role you play in our Village. On behalf of our clients, staff, and board, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday and new year. 
Kameron's New Beginning
The holidays are a very special time at The Village. One highlight is our Drop-In Center's Thanksgiving for homeless youth. Our staff serves a delicious meal and distributes donated clothing, hygiene kits, and gift cards to young people who have nowhere else to turn.

Among this year’s attendees was a bubbly, outgoing young woman named Kameron. Her smile radiated as she dined and chatted with our staff.

Kameron shared that she had been living in her car a short distance from the Drop-In Center for the past couple of months. A difficult relationship break-up had left her without a place to live. With no strong ties to her family, at just 18, Kameron was left to figure things out on her own.

Although she could never have imagined herself in this dire situation, Kameron expressed optimism. “I want to find a good job so I can afford a place of my own.” 

What began as a simple holiday get-together turned into a life-changing connection.

The Drop-In Center has become a safe space for Kameron. As a new client, she’s receiving the emotional support she needs from a dedicated staff team who are also helping her find safe, stable housing.
“Every time I come to The Village, I get the help I need. Warm food, new clothing, and people who hear me out. I feel welcome.”

Next up for Kameron is working with our employment specialists to find a job that will enable her to live self-sufficiently.

“I know I’ll be able to do it with the help of The Village.”
Bundles of Kindness
We have the most amazing supporters!
Take Rachel Rosenberg, the 15-year-old founder of Bundle of Kindness. Rachel recently stopped by our Drop-In Center for Homeless Youth to donate 40 care packages, including hygiene items, new socks, gloves, protein bars, and more.

In 2018, Rachel founded Bundles of Kindness to help people in need. Under Rachel’s leadership, 650 care packages have been donated thus far.

“Nobody should experience homelessness. Each of us has an obligation to do what we can to help those who have fallen into desperate situations," states Rachel.

We couldn’t agree more! From all of us here at The Village, thank you Rachel! 
Your Donation Makes A Difference
Many of us see holidays as a time to come together with family and loved ones. But for homeless youth, this time of year can be incredibly challenging and lonely. With your support, we can ensure that we’re always there when they need us.