How We Serve
Homeless Youth Connection was founded in 2010 to focus the West Valley on the plight of its hundreds of homeless youth. We are a strong, motivating catalyst turning awareness into positive action throughout our community. Our heartfelt vision is to empower these marginalized young people by providing them with basic needs and services, plus motivating programs toward becoming responsible adults.
Our mission is critically important. Our programs are expanding. Our partnerships grow stronger each day. Will you join us in this mission? With your participation, we can greatly reduce teen homelessness in the West Valley and create upstanding, responsible, productive adults who we can proudly welcome as future citizens of our community.
Thank you Alex Medina and Rodeo Ford for partiipating in the PebbleCreek Week of Giving!! It's community members like you that make the HYC mission a reality.
By law, “homeless” is defined as lacking a “fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” A homeless youth might be living among the homes of friends and relatives, in a shelter, a group home, a vehicle or outside.
In Arizona, reading and math proficiency rates of homeless students are consistently about 25 percentage points below the corresponding rates for all students.