During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
l As a leader:
Attend leadership meetings, major events, and necessary trainings
Communicate frequently with other members of the leadership team
l In a nutshell: Increase visibility of youth homelessness without increasing the vulnerability of homeless youth
l Increase StandUp For Kids' profile in the community, as well as online
Establish and strengthen important partnerships with organizations, individuals and institutions to the benefit of the youths we serve (through increased organizational capacity, increased options/diversions for youth, and the meeting of common needs)
Work with the director of Community Resource Development to know key contacts at, and network with, related organizations
Attend meetings of other homeless and child advocacy groups
Plan a homelessness summit with other organizations once per year
Write articles for our newsletter that highlight advocacy issues
Publish dates of local homelessness meetings/events on our online calendar
Write guest articles in other agency's newsletters that highlight our work
Work with the Director of Public Relations to write pieces and get coverage related to youth homelessness in Orange County
l Use powers of democracy to improve the conditions of homeless youth
Advocate for less punitive, more compassionate laws for homeless and at-risk youth
Advocate for changes in related systemic laws
Establish relationships with policymakers at local and state level, inform them of upcoming legislation, meet with them, and ask them to support our issues
Establish a "StandUp For Kids Day" in Orange County through city resolution
Develop a Homeless Youth Bill of Rights
Perform 'direct actions’ with or independent of other community-mobilizing organizations.
l Establish a knowledge base related to youth homelessness
Understand the issues and who can best address them
Conduct research and provide information on global developments, conferences, policies, issues and trends in youth homelessness
Procure updated statistics and trends related to the number and circumstances of homeless youth in Orange County
Find gaps or contradictions in our knowledge base and encourage remedies
Research and compile state and local laws and ordinances related to homelessness and our work with such
Collect, compile and distribute knowledge in unique ways (events, web portal, etc.)
l Support volunteers/advocates through advocacy-specific training
Conduct periodic training for volunteers on issues related to youth homelessness; invite knowledgeable speakers
200 Nelson Ferry Road, Suite B, Decatur, GA 30030, US
The mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness throughout the United States. We do this, every day, in cities across America. We carry out our mission through our volunteers who go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives
StandUp for Kids fights to end youth homelessness by providing resources to homeless and at-risk kids. Resources range from basic hygiene, healthcare, counseling mentoring, and drug and alcohol rehabilitation to support through our four core programs: Street Outreach, Mentoring, Outreach Centers and Apartment Support.
Aside from these resources and services, StandUp for Kids provides a caring community who values all homeless and at-risk youth. Our mentors and volunteers establish non-threatening relationships with youth and provide them with the love and support of family, helping guide them to independence, education, and self-sufficiency.
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1055 El Camino DrSuite ECosta MesaCosta Mesa, CA 92626
April 16, 2020