Funding provided by Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The Youth Service Bureau's HUD program for homeless youth provides services to adolescents and legally emancipated minors that are homeless. Through outreach and the Youth Service Bureau's intake process, homeless youth are provided with services.
Our goal is to successfully transition participants to independence by providing them with a safe, stable shelter, allowing services to be put into place that will promote a successful transition to independence and permanent housing. It has been our experience with this population that most young adults are not capable of successfully making the jump from shelter to an independent living situation without supportive services.
The HUD program will serve youth that are non-wards of the state between the ages of 16 to 21 that are homeless, living in unsafe environments, couch surfing and doubled up with family and friends. Youth who meet these criteria include those who have been locked out of their homes and cannot be reunified with their families.
In addition to safe shelter, the program will address the following:
If you or someone you know are in need of our services contact YSB at 2901 Normandy Road, Springfield, IL, 217-529-8300. Walk in hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.