This Fall, your gift of support for The SHIFT Program at My Friend's Place will be matched—dollar for dollar—up to $75,000!
For homeless youth, the prospect of getting and keeping their first job can be daunting and overwhelming—even terrifying.
In this video, you’ll meet Kolby, Marlene, Isaiah, Jylisa and Clarence, all young people experiencing homelessness, who share how The SHIFT Program at My Friend's Place has helped motivate and inspire them to build the skills and confidence needed to move toward stability and find their sense of purpose through employment.
Launched in 2016, The SHIFT Program is an intensive six-month program that provides youth experiencing homelessness with workforce readiness services including internships, career exploration, social emotional learning and skill-building opportunities. The SHIFT aims to inspire, motivate and equip youth to move toward success in employment, school and housing.
With matching funds provided by a generous community member, your gift of support for The SHIFT can bring twice the opportunities to homeless young people entering the workforce, and support their journeys toward self-sufficiency and a permanent exit from homelessness.
Please consider giving before November 30 to double your impact.