Sanctuary of Hope’s homeless youth and young adult programs are geared toward emphasizing individual strengths and building protective factors to move from street dependence to healthier and productive lives. Our strategies include evidence-based motivational interviewing for engagement, as well as, peer mentoring with former homeless youth; character and leadership development through community service and service learning activities, such as digital literacy training, civic engagement and organizing education, and field trips; and career readiness.
Current Program and Services for Homeless Youth and Young Adults
Hope Refuge (South LA and South Bay) – Hope Refuge provides 4 independent living beds for youth, ages 18-24, up to 24 months or longer that provide youth with a private room and shared common space and support services.
Rapid Rehousing (South LA)– Rapid Re-housing assist young adults and pregnant and young parenting families who are at-risk of or who are already experiencing homelessness to reintegrate in the community by helping them obtain or maintain safe, affordable housing and by linking them to mainstream, community-based services they need through short or medium-term subsidies to secure housing.
College I Can (South LA and South Bay)– ‘College I Can’ provides college preparation, access, and retention service through its ‘College I Can’ Academies and drop-in services for low-income youth and families. Youth receive scholarships, financial aid counseling, housing assistance, academic counseling, mentoring, and tutoring. Youth also participate in a 12- week training course on digital literacy and their role as digital leaders.
Hope Connections (South Bay) – Hope Connections provides housing navigation services and support linkages to youth and youth and young adults experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. Additionally, Hope Connections offers 9 beds of transitional housing in scattered-site apartments for youth and young parenting families, ages 18-24, up to 24 months.
Hope Link (South LA) – Hope Link provides 12 beds of short-term bridge housing up to 90 days for youth and young adults, ages 18 -24, waiting for a secured or verified housing destination such as transitional housing, AB 12 or Independent Living Program, apartment or dorm in South Los Angeles. Hope Link also provides 12 beds of transitional housing for homeless youth and young adults, ages 18-24, up to 24 months.
Family Connect (South LA) – Family Connect helps youth, ages 16-25, who left or ran away strained family or household situations reconnect with their families by strengthening the family unit through family therapy and conflict resolution.
iParent – IParent provides support groups, empowerment activities, and resources for young parent families to thrive in education, employment, and personal development while maintaining a household.