Help us start the first Mental Wellness Youth and Young Adult Center in Meridian!
61% of young adults report experiencing serious loneliness.
Idaho had the 5th highest suicide rate in the US in 2020.
A survey conducted in November 2022 in the Boise School District found that 30% of junior high students and 44% of high schoolers are depressed.
Recent surveys show the worst ratings for hopelessness, sadness, experiences of violence and experiences of suicidal ideation in our young people since the history of monitoring it in the US.
Prevention for Mental Health and suicide has to be an effort from EVERYONE in the community. Preventing social isolation can be as simple as reminding students that they have a purpose, that they have a place, and they have other people around them.
The Garage will be a gathering place for teens and young adults to explore PURPOSE and RELATIONSHIP through non-clinical open conversations, music, food, and Jesus. We will be a donation-based gathering place for teens and young adults, because teens and young adults matter to Jesus.
The Garage will be a place to hang out, do homework, drink free coffee and eat food. The Garage will include events, music, worship, prayer and open conversation. At the Garage, there will be music, laughter, creativity, open discussion, meaningful conversation, and openness for all people.
Young people will experience:
PURPOSE: We believe every young person has a purpose, and they matter.
PLACE: We believe every person desires to find a place to belong.
PEOPLE: We believe relationship is the key to mental wellness.
You can make a difference by donating today to help us open the Garage this Summer so the Youth and Young Adults of Meridian have a Place, a Purpose and a People. Your donations will help us get our building up and running, and furnish the inside of the building so we can open to students in Summer of 2023.
Donations to the Garage will go towards funding the furnishing, stocking, painting, renovating and updating the current building on the property. Once the building has begun renovations, some donations can alternatively go towards paying off the property.