Welcome to Sanctuary of Hope (SOH)! We are a youth development organization that is dedicated to serving Transition Age Youth, ages 16-25. Our primary mission is to provide a caring and multi-cultural approach to services that will help young adults become self-sufficient and lead prosperous lives.
Intimate Conversations on Youth Homelessness
Thank you for helping us kick of Homeless Youth Awareness Month
Special thank you to our sponsors Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council and Park Mesa Height Community Council
SOH had its first ever launch of Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Thanks for our sponsors and host, Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, we had over 170 people in attendance for amazing dialogue about the intersections of housing and education to prevent and end youth homelessness. We hope you enjoy the highlights above.
Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being Fundraiser
Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.
Thank you to everyone who supported SOH’s Jazz and Conversations on Youth Well-Being. The evening was a blast, including the selfies posted on social media and the swinging sounds of Jacques Lesure. The evening’s conversations on youth well-being moderated by Joanne Griffith-Poplar with Alex Johnson, Mandla Kayise, Rev. Deborah Manns, and Shari Walker provided insight on how people, housing, education, and employment are key factors in making a young person whole.
Special thank yous to our sponsors Ann J. and Edward P. McKenna Foundation, Maria Alden, Kaiser Permanente, and HOPICS. And, thank you too to our amazing volunteers Kandee Lewis and Joey Solomon.
Here are a few highlights from the evening that we hope you will enjoy.
For 2017, SOH has goals to maintain our current programs and expand to increase an array of housing options for youth and young adults experiencing insecurity. Mid-year, we anticipate launching a capital campaign so that we are able to have a permanent home to provide basic need services, media literacy and art therapy, nutrition and well-being, education support and retention services, and general counseling. We can only achieve this goal with the support of the community and village members like you. Please help us put youth and young adults on a path to resiliency so that they are able to realize their full potential.