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New HomelessYouth Service Center to Open in Redmond

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Friends of Youth will hold the grand opening of its new Homeless Youth Service Center on Wednesday, October 10 at 12:00pm. The new center, located at 16225 NE 87th Street, in Redmond, will provide emergency overnight shelter for young adults as well as full-service daytime drop-in hours for homeless youth ages 15-24.

King County Executive Dow Constantine, City of Redmond Mayor John Marchione and Rep. Dave Reichert will speak at the Grand Opening, as well as Friends of Youth President and CEO Terry Pottmeyer.

The Youth Services Center shelter program, The Landing, is the only emergency young adult shelter on the Eastside. It provides young people with a safe place in times of crisis as well as the resources and referrals needed to exit homelessness. The Friends of Youth’s Outreach Team provides street outreach, case management and wraparound services to homeless youth in East and North King County as well as operating a full service drop-in center at the new location.

Friends of Youth delivers a comprehensive range of therapeutic services for youth, young adults and families, including shelter for homeless young adults, residential services to youth in crisis, mental health counseling and substance abuse services and therapeutic foster care homes. In 2012, more than 5590 young people and their families were helped by Friends of Youth.

With 60 years of experience, national accreditation and 21 sites in 17 cities, the agency provides safe places to live and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances. For more information, please visit http://www.friendsofyouth.org.

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