PLANT HOPE. CHANGE LIVES.
Our mission is simple: plant hope, change lives. With the combined efforts of our local and regional communities, SEEDS is helping homeless and street youth access the resources and services they need to move off of the streets and to move on with their lives.
YOUTH ON THE STREETS
Having reached epidemic proportions, the streets of California currently house the largest population of unaccompanied homeless youth in the country. Current SEEDS outreach efforts are focusing on kids living in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties.
With the efforts of the Street Outreach Team and the Palo Alto daytime Outreach Center, the mission of SEEDS is to provide direct and immediate care to kids living on the streets.
Outreach Center to open in Palo Alto, CA
First Palo Alto UMC will offer a safe space for all homeless and street youth during the day. Services to be provided will be: food, LifePack street supplies, access to Internet, and mentoring services.
IN THE NEWS
CA State Bill asks for 60 million annually
California’s population of unhoused youth rose 26 percent from 2016 to 2017 — but two-thirds of the state’s counties don’t have youth-specific homeless programs.
Most homeless youth in the country.
"In California, we see the dramatic effects of youth homelessness — and our failure to address it — everywhere. We have the highest number of homeless youth in the country..."