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Catch up with Youth Focus!  Our blog contains profiles of our dedicated staff, board members, and supporters, as well as stories about our youth and programs. 

Ellen Hollander

Ellen is an Americorps member and works as our Safe Place Coordinator. She’s a team player and always willing to help with a smile on her face. 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger? I work at a youth crisis shelter that provides emergency housing to youth who

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Tiana Roberts

Say hello to Tiana, a wonderful part of our team at My Sister Susan’s House! 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger? I don’t consider this my job, this opportunity has aligned me with the purpose God has placed inside of me. I am able to express a

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Finn Shepherd

Finn is a newer staff member and has hit the ground running and taken a lot of ownership of his role. He is an active and crucial part of our team and we love having him work on the third shift! 1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger?

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Kenyetta Matier

Say hello to Kenyetta Matier, a long-time staff member and integral part of the Youth Focus team!  1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger? I’m apart of a transitional living program for women who are pregnant or parenting. I assist/guide them on their path to becoming a young

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Ericka Hurt

Ericka Hurt has been a huge blessing to My Sister Susan’s House (MSSH) this year! She jumped in headfirst from day one, and our clients and staff love working with her. We are very fortunate to have someone so committed to our youth in the AmeriCorps role.   1. How would you describe your job

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Temara Carthens

Temara Carthens works with us at Act Together as a Crisis Care Professional.  1. How would you describe your job in a few words to a stranger? I work at a youth crisis shelter. Providing assistance to youth experiencing crisis such as homelessness, childhood trauma and or abuse, human trafficking, and transitioning to a more

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#GivingTuesday2020

On December 1, 2020, the world will celebrate its seventh annual Giving Tuesday. Now’s the time to make plans to join the fun.  A Short History of Giving Tuesday Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday was created to encourage people to harness the power of positivity to do some collective good. Giving Tuesday is a global

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Haunting & Helping

Haunting & Helping: Outreach Event for Youth up to age 24 Experiencing Homelessness, Free COVID Testing for At-Risk Youth TL; DR Youth Focus participates in Haunting & Helping, an outreach event on October 30, 2020, for teens and young adults up to age 24 experiencing homelessness.  Staff and volunteers will be in Halloween costumes, visible

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Celebrating International Youth Day with Youth Focus

About International Youth Day August 12 is International Youth Day, and we’re looking forward to celebrating this special holiday together. In the summer of 1999, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated August 12 as International Youth Day. International Youth Day gives an opportunity to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions, and initiatives,

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