St. Vincent de Paul Louisville’s Waypoint House serves 18- 24-year-old homeless youth. Most are products of the foster care system of Kentucky. At the age of 18, young adults are no longer housed or cared for by the foster system, and many have no resources to help them find housing. These youth often have no safe place to sleep. Some are referred to St. Vincent de Paul Louisville through the Coalition for the Homeless and find security in Waypoint’s transitional housing program.
Youth at Waypoint come to the program with few life skills. They have often experienced abuse or neglect and have the emotional scars that come with this. Waypoint provides these young people with skills training and links them to services like Taylrd, YMCA Safe Place, Bridgehaven, and Centerstone. The staff help guide them to jobs, education, and housing.
“Most of our youth have had little stability in their lives,” explains Program Manager Quentin Childers. “We work to find them the support services they need to be independent and to teach them the life skills needed to succeed.”
Like all young adults, the clients at Waypoint need patience, understanding, and guidance, and your donations help ensure they grow into the people they want and deserve to be. We thank you for that support.
Other Ways to Help
Waypoint is looking for hygiene products, especially feminine products and ethnic hair care products, and bedding for twin-size beds. Donated items can be sent to our Administration Building, 1015-C S. Preston St., Louisville KY 40203. Please note that they are for Waypoint House.
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