Have you ever thought about what it’s like to be a runaway child on the streets—alone and afraid, without shelter, food or money?
Here at Seton Youth Shelters, we’ve thought about it every day and night for 31 years. That’s more than a generation. And, that’s why, as the region’s only organization dedicated exclusively to providing shelter, outreach and counseling to children ages 9-17, we have been here for more 250,000 of our region’s runway and at-risk youth, getting them off the streets and reunited with their families. We’re successful at renunciation more than 95 percent of the time. And, thanks to support from people like you, there is never a charge to the youth we serve or their families.
Each year, hundreds of boys and girls, ages 9-17, arrive at our two Virginia Beach residential shelters—often in the middle of the night, sometimes with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Our professional staff welcomes them with food, clothing, school supplies, and the counseling and support necessary for them to either return to their families or continue on to another safe, home environment. Seton’s Street Outreach Program vans, operated by our professional counseling teams, drive the neighborhoods of our region, reaching out to thousands of youth on the streets, offering food, hygiene items, counseling, and shelter options—a lifeline for this vulnerable population. Our Mentoring Children of Prisoners program gives children of incarcerated parents the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.
In these uncertain economic times, rising utility, insurance and other operational costs, combined with shrinking federal support, make your gift more critical to Seton Youth Shelters than ever before. A contribution of $50, $100, $500 or more will make all the difference to the 25,000 youth we serve each year, ensuring that our doors stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. As a special “thank you” for your gift of $100 or more, we would like to offer you our Seton Youth Shelters’ commemorative pen, complete with smart phone stylus and LED mini flashlight.
Help Seton Youth Shelters continue changing lives, building futures for the youth in our community. Please make your gift today.