Shelter House:

Chelsey felt the support of Shelter House staff when she found they could help her advocate for herself. “Like hundreds of other youth I finally had the strength to take that first step, to save myself.” Every year Shelter House takes bold steps to make sure over 600 youth and families have the tools and connections they need to not only survive but thrive.


Thomas was barely passing 7th grade when he enrolled in the Y-NOW Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program, but within six months was talking about what college classes he was going to take. “The friends I made at Y-NOW and my Mentor helped me see that I could be so much more than what I realized.” Today over 40 previous program participants are attending college.