Every year PCMA chooses and organization to support, raise awareness and gather resources that align with the organizations initiatives, mission and vision statement. This year as you may know we decided to Partner with YouthCare- who works tirelessly to get homeless youth off the streets and prepare them for life. With a unique continuum of care model that provides Seattle’s homeless young people with services, support and resources. Including prevention, outreach, counseling and basic services, emergency shelter and transitional housing, education and employment training.
They can’t do this alone; it takes a village in our case “communities” to work together and have a sense of responsibility and accountability.
Yesterday PCMA represented with 10 members, and it was very evident there is a village of support within our community. Thanks to all the Partnerships with local businesses, volunteers, and advocates who help homeless youth move off the streets and develop potential. The room was filled with sponsors, guests, family members, and young people who found support and guidance from YouthCare.
It was an emotional, educational and powerful event; I encourage everyone who wants to take an active role in our community to attend in the future. As CEO Dr. Melinda Giovengo said: “We must commit, unwaveringly, to addressing the root causes of homelessness. And we must match the scale of our investments to the scale of the problem. We need more youth-centric housing. More early interventions. More employment training. More educational access. More living-wage jobs” Simply they need MORE.
Thank you again to all who attended, for those that want to get involve please look out for further communication and opportunities.
Your community service liaison,