Friends of Youth opened a 6-bed young adult shelter at their Snoqualmie Office (7972 Maple Avenue Southeast, Snoqualmie) October 22.
The shelter will be open as a trial program for three months. Funded by a King County Council grant, this pilot program will give Friends of Youth the opportunity both to provide shelter and to assess the need for continued services at the site.Friends of Youth expects to serve local homeless young adults, ages 18 - 24, who need a supportive, safe place to stay.
The shelter is open Sunday through Thursday nights between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. and will provide a bed, dinner, laundry, shower and other services.
Friends of Youth street outreach teams and counselors have seen high numbers of homeless youth in the North Bend, Carnation, Fall City and Snoqualmie areas.
The shelter is intended to keep youth connected to their communities and close to their support systems while helping them end their homelessness and find stability.
Friends of Youth provides programs which encourage individual growth and promote constructive relationships.
In 2012, more than 5146 young people and their families have been helped by Friends of Youth.
For more information, visit www.friendsofyouth.org.