In San Francisco, California, At the Crossroads has been working to serve thousands of homeless youth and young adults living on the city streets. At the Crossroads specifically targets the needs of those without access to a steady source of support or traditional homelessness services.
Many of those served by At the Crossroads are young adults who are beyond the legal age limit to access the services of youth agencies, but have difficulty entering into an environment of programs for homeless adults whether it is because they are not comfortable identifying themselves as “homeless” or they do not have a sufficient level of trust and confidence in the programs which would otherwise allow them access to necessary services.
At the Crossroads works with many of these young adults as well as youth by bringing counseling services to youth on the street and taking an individualized approach in providing services to meet the unique needs of each homeless youth and young adult. To date, At the Crossroads has stepped up to meet the needs of more than 5,000 youth and young adults living on the streets in San Francisco.
Those in the San Francisco Bay area can get involved in the cause by becoming one of the hundreds of volunteers upon whom the work of At the Crossroads depends for support in their efforts to meet the needs of homeless youth and young adults on the streets of San Francisco. At the Crossroads also accepts donations online through their official website.
It’s great to hear that someone’s trying to meet the critical needs of homeless young adults who cannot access to programs for children.
When kid age out of the foster care system at 18, they find themselves metaphorically pushed off the cliff and told to fly. Not surprisingly, a lot of them crash. There’s a program in the East Bay that does a good job of teaching kids to fly on their own–Project Independence. It’s run by Abode Services.