Bloom house youth services is located at 301 W. 11th ave in emporia, ks
Call us: (620) 208-1199 Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
What We Are
BHYS is a Basic Center, meaning we offer a Drop In Center and Shelter created in the Basic Center Program model for youth under 18, we offer shelter and services to homeless and runaway youth and any youth in need who may be housing insecure or at risk. Our services include trauma-informed art therapy and case management services, fiduciary services, referrals to other area resources, access to food, bathrooms and laundry faciliites, a safe place to study, gather, learn life skills, have fun, and always - we have safe adults if you or someone you know needs to talk.
Bloom house youth services 2022 service numbers
- Shelter stays: 13. Engaged in prevention: 12 + 3* (15)
- Percentage of shelter guests staying 21 days or under: 100%
- Percentage of shelter guests leaving to an exit other than homelessness: 100%
- reconciled with family: 12 of 13
- 436 hot meals served to youth (554 including family members)
- 104 youth visits to the food pantry
- 185 instances of drop in center usage
- 22 youth visits to the hygiene closet
- 76 youth visits to the clothing closet
- 42 youth laundry room usage
- 449 participation in recreation and educational events
- 32 referrals for youth to wraparound services
- 18 referrals to other agencies for calls from young adults age 18-24.
- 15 referrals to other agencies for calls from adults over 24.
*Three youth frequently used the drop-in center without signing paperwork
Why is bloom house necessary?
- According to KSDE, during the 2019-2020 school year, there were 69 homeless students enrolled in K-12 in Emporia, KS. This doesn't account for homeless youth who have dropped out of school.
- Young people who identify as LGBTQ+ represent up to 40% of the total homeless youth population. Trans youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness. Kansas is ranked 29/50 and 47/100 for access to LGBTQ+ inclusive resources
- Many homeless youth are pregnant or parenting. As many in a given year as 44% of older youth (18-24) and 10% of younger youth (under 18).
- Homelessness has dangerous consequences for youth. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 1 in 3 teens on the street will be pressured to trade sex for supposed safety within 48 hours of leaving home; the American Association of Pediatrics finds suicide is the leading cause of death for unaccompanied homeless youth.
- 90% of youth accessing shelters for minors through the federally funded Basic Center Program state that they experienced difficulty at home such as fighting or screaming, physical and emotional abuse, and issues relating to the youth sexual orientation or gender identity.
Partner with Us
Are you part of a social service organization? A therapist, teacher, doctor, or other professional working with homeless and at-risk youth? Are you someone looking to give back to the community?
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