Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets
Hello! My name is Holly, and I am a Queer Youth Outreach intern with PSKS. As a queer youth who experienced houseless-ness, I am not alone: 45% of participants at Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets identify as LGBTQ (research shows rates of 20-40% nationally). This statistic...Read More »
RISE (Re-Inventing Steps to Education) has been providing educational services for young people whose needs have not been met by mainstream school systems for nearly two decades. RISE is a GED program for students who are eager to learn, but who face challenges and barriers that make it difficult...Read More »
“…remember that everyone is fighting a hard battle. Help out as best you can because it’ll make you feel better about yourself and PSKS. Listen hard – you might find out new things about yourself and others just like I have.” – Jane Lamb
What makes PSKS so different from other...Read More »
Transitioning from home to college is difficult. Imagine transitioning from the streets to campus dorm life! Susan Fox, PSKS Executive Director, recently checked in on one of our RISE GED graduates to see how he was enjoying college life. In short, he could use some help.
School starts next week!...Read More »
Zachary Shields was recently hired to serv as a resource for housing sustainability. After interning with PSKS as a social work intern for nine months Zachary is a natural to coordinate the Step Beyond program. Step Beyond is a peer-to-peer program geared towards formerly homeless youth and...Read More »
Emily Carraux has recently joined the PSKS community as a resource for employment and job readiness skills. With a passion for environmental justice, she has most recently worked with at risk youth in environmental education, but she is excited and ready to expand those experiences and empower young people at...Read More »
Our Queer Youth Outreach Program was launched in January 2013 with funding from PRIDE Foundation. We’re so excited to continue to grow and develop this initiative with continuing support from Pride Foundation and Beyond the Bridge!
Queer Youth Outreach Interns are a distinct track within the PSKS employment program Lasting...Read More »
PSKS participant and volunteer Daimey puts her exceptional organizing skills to work in our newly re-opened basic need supply closet–clothing and survival supplies for those who need them. We’re always taking donations of clothing and supplies for humans and animal companions! Especially needed are wool and synthetic socks,...Read More »