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YSA Tiny House Village - Support Homeless Youth

$23,471 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 2 months
Created April 29, 2019
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The East Bay Youth Homeless Crisis
There are 1,700 homeless young people in Alameda County, and 36 youth designated beds in shelters and affordable housing.

Obstacles to Success
Young people facing housing instability overwhelming experience abuse and neglect, mental and physical health obstacles, and lack access to public resources. They have difficulty pursuing academic and vocational goals, and face life-threatening challenges and risks. Being homeless, even for a short period, can start a cascade of individual and social tragedies that can be difficult to overcome.

Here’s what we’re doing about it
We are developing a 24 unit Youth Tiny House Village in partnership with 15 interfaith congregations, community non-profits, and the City of Oakland. The village, with social services program support, will transition youth from homelessness/unstable housing to financial self-sufficiency and stable housing over a period of years.

Donate anything from $5 to $1000 to show grassroots support for finding long term solutions to the Bay Area Homeless Crisis. We can't make this happen without our community's fullest generosity.

We are crowdfunding $50,000, with a goal of organizing grass roots support for long term homeless solutions. Bay Area residents recognize the housing crisis on their doorsteps. City officials are implementing inhumane short term solutions, often focused on NIMBY solutions that push the homeless out.

The Tiny House Village is an example of an holistic solution (housing + social services) that provides transitional support for homeless youth so they can be self sufficient long term. We will use all funds to build 18 homes in 2019.

All donations over $110 come with a ticket to YSA's June 1st Gala! Email hannah@youthspiritartworks.org to collect yours.

Learn more about Youth Spirit Artworks.
Check out what the media is saying about us:

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/03/10/tiny-home-village-aims-to-combat-youth-homelessness-in-east-bay/

https://www.jweekly.com/2019/04/16/interfaith-coalition-building-tiny-houses-for-homeless-youth/

http://www.dailycal.org/2019/03/03/berkeley-arts-center-starts-construction-on-tiny-house-village-for-homeless-youth/

http://www.dailycal.org/2018/09/23/youth-spirit-artworks-to-collaborate-on-tiny-houses-with-campus-architecture-alumnus/

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-little-hope-for-a-homeless-solution-Tiny-12454639.php
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We've raised $4,350 of our $10,000 matching grant. We have only 10 days left to get the last $6,000 of the matching grant - double your donation by donating now!!
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$23,471 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 2 months
Created April 29, 2019
Fundraising Team
Funds raised will benefit:
Youth Spirit Artworks
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Berkeley, CA
EIN: 208857392
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