Jessica Fisher, 100 Youth 100 Days Results, 509.625.6749
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3:15 p.m.
In April, the City of Spokane along with numerous local service providers accepted A Way Home Washington’s 100 Day Challenge. The goal of this challenge was to rethink how the City and agency partners address homelessness and find new community-led solutions that support and empower youth and young adults. Spokane was just one of the three participants in the first-ever statewide challenge; both Pierce and King County participated. Each county set specific goals; Spokane’s goal was to house 100 youth in the 100 day period.
During the last 30 days of the challenge the team hosted a “move-in” kit donation drive. Over 20 locations accepted donations ranging from kitchen supplies to bedding. The donation drive was a huge success. We cannot thank the Spokane community enough!
Today the team of service providers, volunteers and youth gathered at the 100 Youth 100 Days Wrap Party. We celebrated the success of the challenge with ice cream, music and giant board games courtesy of Spokane Sidewalk Games!
During the party volunteers helped assemble move-in kits for the youth. These move-in kits will be stored at Spokane Housing Authority. Move-in kits will be distributed through case manager or housing specialist once youth get a move-in date.