Roof A Youth Foundation is a 501 c3 non profit organization. We service unaccompanied youth living the homeless experience. Our purpose is to mitigate the impact of homelessness on youth aged 12-25, through a network of services that model the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s guiding principles. We partner with service providers that provide immediate access, services that are developmentally appropriate for youth, culturally competent, Trauma Informed and based on Positive Youth Development principles. We collaborate with organizations that emphasize family reunification, resiliency strategies and provide services that are individualized, flexible and choice based.
We design programs and events that are responsive to run away and homeless youth and youth at risk of being homeless. We strive to be a lead organization in the community responsible for coordinating, planning and keeping partners organized. We focus on temporary housing solutions that are cost effective, safe and welcoming. We work to connect community partners and coordinate resources to address the youth homeless issue.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission of ending youth homelessness.
Roof a Youth seeks to focus on solutions that help unaccompanied youth living the homeless experience. Our mission is accomplished through our R.O.O.F for a Day Campaign (Removing Our Own Fears) and our M.E. (Music Escape) Festival. The objective of R.O.O.F. is to minimize fears the community may have towards people living the homeless experience. We accomplish this through positive messaging and by activating faith based organizations and neighborhood community centers to disseminate homeless information to the community and open their doors to shelter and feed youth one day out of the year. Through our R.O.O.F. campaign we organize activities and outreach events leading up to our Music Escape Festival. This event brings together artists and community leaders for the purpose of recruiting hosts for our Host Home program which offers safe, cost effective and short term housing for youth.