A Way Home Washington is a statewide movement to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness. We will focus on the 13,000 - 15,000 unaccompanied young people in Washington State who are surviving homelessness on their own.

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In partnership with Pearl Jam

Four Communities Will End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness by 2022

This means we will build a "Yes to Yes" system so that when a young person asks for help, their community can say "yes" without hesitation.

Adams Asotin Benton Chelan Clallam Clark Columbia Cowlitz Douglas Ferry Franklin Garfield Grant GraysHarbor Island Jefferson King Kitsap Kittitas Klickitat Lewis Lincoln Mason Okanogan Pacific PendOreille Pierce San Juan Skagit Skamania Snohomish Spokane Stevens Thurston Wahkiakum WallaWalla Whatcom Whitman Yakima

We know that youth and young adult homelessness exists in every county of Washington state, but services are available in only half or our counties.

Youth and young adults of color and those who identify as LGBQT+ experience homelessness at disproportionately high rates.

In partnership with the Office of Homeless Youth, we will build a system that is data-informed, performance-based, equity-driven and holds young people and families at the center. This system will enable communities to say yes to helping a young person when they decide it is time to come inside.

We are a public/private partnership between the government and the philanthropic community. We do not accept any government funding. Instead, we advocate for more funding for local communities and service providers. Our goal is to leave communities better than when we got there by helping them gain more expertise, capacity and funding.

"We believe that no young person should be forced to sleep outside or in unsafe conditions because of lack of resources."



Follow along as we work together to prevent and end youth homelessness.