Youth House Successes: More than just another move

Youth House Successes: More than just another move

After recounting in her head the almost countless times she moved during her childhood, Ariana seems a bit surprised herself. “I hadn’t really thought about it until now,” she admits, “but this is the longest I’ve been in one spot since about sixth grade.” Ariana, now...
Youth House Successes: Couch surfing in her wake

Youth House Successes: Couch surfing in her wake

Danielle couch-surfed through a couple of turbulent teen years as waves of instability rocked her home life. “When I was like 16 I left my dad’s because we had a really bad falling out,” says Danielle, now 18. “It just wasn’t a very good environment for a long time....
Soothing the Effects of Homelessness

Soothing the Effects of Homelessness

A Waldorf-Inspired Approach Visitors who come through the doors of First Place Kids Preschool are greeted with the harmonious hum of children at play.  A group of children build a playhouse in the corner, while others help prepare the vegetables for tomorrow’s lunch. ...