Join us on Thursday, June 14, 2018 for Safe Place for Youth’s 3rd Annual Gala: HOME
This year’s benefit will celebrate the community leaders and the resilient homeless youth who inspire us daily.
SPY will be honoring SPY Board Member Peter Micelli, who was recently named Entertainment One’s Chief of Strategy, and his wife Jennifer Lang. Peter and Jennifer’s ongoing commitment and generosity have been instrumental to the success of SPY. They will be giving the Community Support Award to The St. Matthew’s Community, whose congregation has been volunteering and supporting SPY since the day we began.
Join in for a night of delicious food and drinks, live music, silent auction and much more!
All funds raised from SPY’s Gala will go directly towards providing resources to over 1,000 youth annually.
The mission of Safe Place for Youth is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. Although individual goals and pathways differ from youth to youth, their program theory for youth ‘success’ believes that change begins with the young person’s engagement with their staff and volunteers and that there are potentially multiple interim goals that a youth needs to achieve to move toward a stable situation and before housing outcomes are reached.
The strategy for achieving their mission is through a continuum of care that includes street outreach and engagement, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness and education and employment programs. At Safe Place for Youth, they are committed to not just sustaining, but increasing their ability to address the complex needs of the growing population of homeless youth in the community.
In 2017, over 1,000 unduplicated youth received life saving support from Safe Place for Youth.