Ava's Mitzvah Project Fundraiser for Ozone House



Ozone House is there to help young people when they are in crisis.  Here are some of the things that youth receive when they come to Ozone House:

A safe space to lie their head at night

Hot meals, showers, and necessities

Healthy adult relationships

Tools to manage depression, stress, or anger

Safe spaces to express themselves

Positive encouragement

Forums to work with parents or guardians to build better relationships

Skills to live on their own

Tools to be successful in school

Job training and coaching

Internships and leadership opportunities

Improved self-confidence

Support finding stable housing

COVID-19 has heightened the disparities that already existed and increased the need for critical support and resources in our communities.  We know that job loss, increased mental health issues and the breakdown of family relationships  are some of the leading causes for youth homelessness and we anticipate that these issues will be at an all-time high as a result of this pandemic.   Right now, we are asking you to help us meet the growing needs young people are facing in our community.

Since 1969 Ozone House has provided free, confidential, and voluntary shelter and support services to runaway, homeless and high-risk youth ages 10-24, and their families.  Last year Ozone Housed served over 3,500 young people with Emergency Housing  (ages 10-17), Youth Counseling, Family Counseling, LGBTQ+ Support Services, Drop-In Center (ages 13-21), Work Training (ages 18-20), Educational Support, and Substance Use Education and Support