Seton Youth Shelters has operated its Street Outreach Program since January 1999. It all began with collaboration between Seton Youth Shelters, Stand Up For Kids, and the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, which continues to this day. Working together, we were able to provide trained professionals and volunteers to open a weekly teen drop-in center named The Crow’s Nest at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Since that time Seton Youth Shelters’ Street Outreach Program has developed a diverse, multi-faceted positive youth development approach to filling the service gap to ensure accessibility of crisis services to the youth of Hampton Roads and their families.
Today, our Street Outreach Program assists youth up to the age of 21 years of age. Services offered include:
Van Outreach Program
Our Van Outreach Program travels through Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton and Newport News accessing 400 square miles of Hampton Roads. The Van Outreach Program is a mobile unit equipped with two person teams, offering the same services as our Youth Street Outreach Center, but providing greater access to emergency youth services by traveling through these cities seeking areas of high risk where youth congregate.