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Last modified: August 17, 2013, 9:07 PM
Teen Feed works with the community to offer support to meet basic needs, build strong relationships, and ally with homeless youth as they meet their future off the streets. With the tremendous support of the community, Teen Feed responds to the most basic needs of homeless youth with three programs: Teen Feed, the Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP), and Service Links for Youth (SLY).
TEEN FEED PROGRAMS
The Teen Feed meal program serves hot, nutritious dinners 365 days a year to homeless at at-risk young people ages 13-25. Meals are served between 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the University District (seven nights a week) Auburn (Fridays) and South Seattle (Thursdays). The Teen Feed meal provides a safeplace where youth build relationships with caring adults and connect with support services. Teen Feed averages between 50 and 80 guests per night and served 600 individual youth in 2012. Among the providers serving homeless youth in Seattle's University District, Teen Feed is the only agency offering a consistent meal program targeted to youth and young adults ages 13-25.
Service Links to Youth (SLY) is a support program designed to help youth who are ready to begin the transition to life off the streets. On a one-to-one basis, we empower youth to self-identify specific goals such as finding transitional or permanent housing or working towards a GED, and we provide guidance to help them obtain these goals.
The Street Talk Outreach Program (STOP) is geared towards youth who avoid traditional social service agencies. STOP outreach counselors provide basic needs items and program information to youth in their own environment - the streets, alleys, and shops where they hang out three times per week and as needed in inclement weather.
In 2012 Teen Feed:
In 2012 SLY and STOP: