This coming October and November, Thrive Youth Center will house 35 youth that have accepted our offer to support them in their efforts to exit homelessness. Some of the 35 youth will come directly from the street, while others will come from homeless shelters throughout Bexar County. All of them will come with maybe one bag of personal items.
None of them will come with the necessary supplies, items, or furnishings to make their new apartment home. In years past, Thrive Youth Center partnered with a generous individual in the home furnishings business who donated essential items and furniture like a bed, a couch, chairs, and a dining table. This year, with our community facing the COVID-19 pandemic, our dear friend is unable to continue providing those furnishings.
We are looking for community partners to help make this first apartment a home for these youth that will be able to begin moving their lives in a direction that will enable to them to experience, love, joy, happiness and discover the possibilities of a different life.