It is unacceptable for any teen or young adult not to have a safe place to sleep tonight.

Brady, YSB’s Street Outreach Supervisor was contacted recently by a woman who was concerned about two teenage girls she and a co-worker saw changing their clothes in a parking lot.  


This woman approached the young ladies and asked if they would be open to accepting some help.  The girls agreed, and accepted water, school supplies and some clothing.  Later, the girls agreed to meet with the woman and Brady after school.  


Brady sat with the girls for about half an hour – telling them about YSB and specifically about Safe Station.  The girls shared with Brady that they were homeless.  How this came to be is not yet known, but they agreed to let Brady take them to the Safe Station.   


These two girls are currently attending a local area high school.  They had not disclosed to their teachers, or school staff about their situation.   


One of the girls was living with her father, they have been fighting and she was kicked out, despite the fact that she’s a minor.  The other girl's parent mother passed away a few years ago. She had been living with her father, but he kicked her out when she turned 18 said she should provide for herself.

YSB Client story


Our community thrives when all youth are safe,

have stability,

and the opportunity

to reach their full potential. 

Questions? Call 574-235-9231

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