FASHION WEEK RAISES FUNDS, AWARENESS FOR YOUTH HOMELESSNESS AND CRISIS SERVICE.
THE CENTER FOR YOUTH IS THE ONLY ORGANIZATION OF ITS KIND DEDICATED TO YOUNG PEOPLES AND FAMILIES, 24/7 365 DAYS A YEAR.
Fashion Week provides funding for crucial programs that benefit young people. Programs like:
CRISIS NURSERY AND OWEN’S HOUSE
The only program of its kind in the Greater Rochester region, we deliver free, temporary childcare during family emergencies. Every year, The Crisis Nursery and Owen’s House bring peace of mind to countless families as we provide them with a safe, warm, and loving place to bring their babies and children during times of need.
The sexual exploitation of children is a global problem and one that impacts our own community. Our Safe Harbour program works to create awareness of youth sex trafficking and provide counseling, advocacy, medical support, educational outreach, and housing to at-risk youth.
STREET OUTREACH AND SAFE PLACE
Our team works to provide on-the-street services and guidance to youth who find themselves with family but without support. We encourage them to leave the streets for a more stable environment by building trusting relationships.
ARNETT HOUSE—BY THEIR SIDE
This independent living program provides safe and respectful emergency, transitional, and long-term housing for our community of LGBTQ youth.
EXPANDED HOST HOME
Through this program, we identify and train families, couples, or individuals throughout our Rochester community who are interested in hosting a parenting teen and baby for an extended period of time.
This 30 day emergency shelter for youth ages 12–18 is the only place for young homeless and runaway children to find safety. Through the support of our community’s generosity we can continue to help reunite youth with their families or find alternative, stable living arrangements.