Homelessness Robs Kids of their Hope and Their Future
“The street is no place for a kid. As they struggle to survive they often fall victim to predators ready to exploit the young and desperate.”
Port in the Storm is a “port in the storm of life” for youth who have fallen through the cracks. They say that the opposite of love in not hate, but indifference. No one cared if they came home and what was going on at home was often scarier than the streets.
Now they are on the streets and more alone than ever. They are no longer kids. They are hurt. They are tough. They are angry. They are lost. This is the last chance to help them before they spiral down into the pit of chronic homelessness, mental illness or suicide.
Port in the Storm is a safe place off the streets for homeless/unaccompanied youth in crisis. Caring adults provide stability, hope and a path to successful future through Positive Youth Development programming.
Located at our Arapaho Ave campus, day drop-in services are provided from 8 am to 6 pm daily including life skills, basic needs, job skills. housing assistance and more. By the spring of 2019, safe shelter for up to 16 youth will be available.
For more information contact Robert Harris, Marketing/Volunteer Coordinator, at Robert.Harris@stfrancisshelter.org or 904.824.8987, ext. 2.
“I tried to remember who I wanted to be. Where I came from before my name shriveled under the labels of “at-risk, runaway, throwaway, trash”.
– a homeless youth