For 45 years Second Story has been coming alongside homeless and at-risk youth, offering them safe shelter and ensuring they have the opportunities necessary to reach their full potential. Our mission has remained steadfast throughout these years — to provide safe shelter and opportunity to homeless and under-served youth.
Our programs continue to show success. Last year our founding program, Second Story for Teens in Crisis sheltered 98 young people. Second Story for Young Mothers saw 88% of mothers improving their parenting skills and 81% meeting their educational goals. Second Story for Homeless Youth supported 62 young people and as gang activity remains a concern throughout the DC metro area, Second Story in the Community offers an alternative with 100% of children remaining gang free. The numbers speak for themselves, but nothing is as powerful as the hope and dignity restored to each young person when they respond to our services and begin writing their own second story.
Your support is the consistent, faithful thread woven throughout our history. As federal funding and grants ebb and flow, your contributions allow us to pursue our mission with visionary confidence.
As you celebrate this year, please remember the needs in our own community. Second Story steps in at the most critical moment of a young person’s life and stays the course, and we couldn’t do it without you.
Wishing you a holiday season full of light and love,