Homeless Youth Connection
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- Homeless & Housing
Location224 East Hatcher RoadPhoenix, AZ 85020 United States
HYC’s mission is to eliminate barriers to graduation for homeless youth and create lasting solutions for a successful future through community support and increased awareness. Our vision is that homelessness will not limit a youth’s opportunity for a successful future.
There are more than 7,400 homeless youth, grades 9-12, in Arizona. Nationally, 75% of homeless youth drop out of high school. HYC aims to support unhoused youth so they can stay in school and graduate. If a homeless youth does not have to worry about where they are going to sleep that night or where their next meal is coming from, they can focus on staying in school and earning a diploma. HYC serves homeless youth ages 13-21 who are attending local high schools in Maricopa County and Flagstaff, Arizona. Youth are provided with basic necessities, case management, housing, life skills coaching, and opportunities for employment to ensure they have the resources to stay in school, complete their education, and have a chance at a brighter future.