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ORGANIZATION: StandUp for Kids - Orange County

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Human Services Internships Available

Are you interested in working in the Human Services field? Do you love working with Teens and young adults? Are you looking for hands on field experience? Then, this is the place for you.

The mission of STANDUP FOR KIDS is to end the cycle of youth homelessness. Based on current estimates, more than 1.5 million children, teenagers and young adults are trying to survive on U. S. streets today. Children make up 27% of homeless in the U.S. and they are the fastest growing segment of that population. Volunteers of STANDUP FOR KIDS share a common goal: to relieve the suffering and feeling of abandonment that homeless and street kids face on a daily basis.

We are looking for a few people who are motivated and love a challenge to work with our teams.

You may ask what do we do?

Kids end up on the streets for a large variety of reasons - they find themselves going in a number of directions - and many don’t know where to find the answers.

Our street outreach approach allows us to direct youth to resources that are already available (often times kids are not aware the resources/services or how to access them). We help them in other ways when the services they need are not available.

* Street Outreach & Outreach Center

* Directing kids to community services that are available, working with youth on anger management, job and resume skills, visiting shelters, field trips, college trips, finding tutors, arranging doctor appointments.

* Working to develop resources for education, employment, training, shelter

* Working with Foster Care and Local Shelters

* Helping kids in our After School program (helping kids to stay in school)

* Transitional Living Skills for kids we’re helping to get into apartments

* Mentoring youth

* Tutoring

* Linking youth to resources

Our counselors provide direct assistance to homeless and street kids and at-risk youth through a number of programs, depending on the needs of the community. Referring kids to the services, guiding, nurturing, and assisting them in much the same way a family would. Many kids would consider us as their family!

STANDUP FOR KIDS reaches out to youth with hope, caring, and long lasting relationships! It isn’t just about getting off the streets; it’s helping to build a future. For our volunteers, it isn’t a job it’s a commitment!

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About StandUp for Kids - Orange County

Location:

PO Box 14398, Irvine, CA 92623, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

StandUp for Kids fights to end youth homelessness by providing resources to homeless and at-risk kids. Resource rang from basic hygiene, healthcare, counseling, menroring, 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 lov and support of famlly, helping guide them to independence, education, and self-sufficiency.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1055 El Camino DrSuite ECosta MesaCosta Mesa, CA 92626

(33.67553,-117.90125)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours/week

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