Homelessness is not just one cycle – it is the convergence of many. Poverty, unemployment, generational abuse, lack of educational support – these cycles drive youth into unsafe housing and even to the street.
Our Mission + Vision
To create a safe and affirming space for youth to find rest, build connections and pursue their passions to realize their dreams.
To break the cycle of homelessness.
HQ will provide an environment that is welcoming and safe to all members of the community (youth, volunteers, staff and community partners). We embrace differences in race, color, nationality, religion/culture, gender identity/expression, immigration status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military status, and ability. Comments or behaviors that are humiliating, isolating or otherwise create an unsafe environment for others will not be tolerated.
HQ will promote inclusion and celebrate diversity through every aspect of service delivery, materials, activities and environment. The HQ Team will embrace youth as they are and support them in becoming who they want to be.
At HQ, we believe youth are the experts in their own lives and that the holistic solution begins where all great things do: with belonging and safety. We desire to see youth change our neighborhoods in ways that only they can. For this change to occur, they must know that they belong with us. They are safe with us. They are valued for their skills, their personality, and their scars. They are valuable just as they are.
Beginning the end of homelessness starts from place of rest and belonging. From this space, youth can pursue safe housing, education, employment, and community support.
A safe space to meet basic needs such as laundry, hygiene, and showers.
Community connections to support case management, counseling, housing and relationship needs.
Education and employment training.