What is the Youth Resource Center?
Pendleton Place’s Youth Resource Center (YRC) provides a low-barrier space to meet the basic needs of young adults ages 17-24 experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Our model of service utilizes a youth-focused framework incorporating positive youth development, trauma-informed care, and economic mobility.
Services At a Glance:
- Independent Living Services
- Short-term Case Management
- Housing Assistance
- Street Outreach
Why We Do What We Do:
According to the 2019 South Carolina State of Homelessness Report, 794 in South Carolina between ages 18-24 were counted as experiencing homelessness on a single night in January. Of those, 110 youth were in the Upstate of South Carolina. There is still so much stigma regarding homelessness today it can be difficult to imagine someone so young finding themselves experiencing it, but the truth of the matter is they are often hiding in plain sight. We find them doubled up in someone else’s home, couch surfing, staying on a relative’s property in shelter not meant for human habitation, or other various places. They need a safe place to go, and the YRC is just that.
For More Information:
More details on YRC Services will be coming to the website soon, but don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions! Just reach out to Josh Crocker, our Independent Living Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.