The Youth Reaching Youth (YRY) Street Outreach Program employs a Program Director, a Case Manager and two Youth Advocates that provide street outreach activities including:
- one-on-one interventions
- information dissemination
- meal sites
- distribution of Life Paks (consisting of basic clothing, resource cards, non-perishable foods)
- crisis intervention
- risk/harm reduction
- skills training and assistance in accessing medical/dental care
- and residential services
The primary goal of the activities is to assist youth in establishing safer living conditions and in helping street youth stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy as they work towards getting off the streets.
The YRY Program operates seven days a week, 365 days a year with staff working late afternoons, evenings and weekends. Program staff target known geographic areas/locations where street youth congregate. Primary benefits of the program include: reduction of harm/exploitation of street youth; decreased reticence; increased awareness of and access to available services by street youth; the development of trusting relationships between street youth and service providers and assistance for youth in accessing safer living conditions.
For more information call 505-212-7385.
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