Sparking a bright future

We create a safe space for vulnerable teens to pave their way to a bright and positive future.

By empowering youth to advocate for themselves and use the tools we provide, we in turn support their families and also transform the communities they live in.

Intervening as early as possible, youthSpark's innovative programs improve the chances of success for every child we touch. The ongoing services offered through our Youth Services Center help inform our response in the community, advocate for better laws and policies, and conduct research to help pave the way for others to live free from abuse.

I’ve always felt that the Center was my safe place... even when I was on the run. Everyone's so happy to see you, no matter what.”

– Anita, youthSpark alum

Ways to Support our Work


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Wherever your talents and passions lie, there’s something you can do to join the youthSpark movement.

Host a training

Teach your team how to recognize youth vulnerability and take action.

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Your donation supports our transformative justice work to carry out trauma-centered youth services, research, and advocacy.

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Stock the Dream Closet

Our “Dream Closet” ensures our youth have what they need—whether new clothing or personal products—on a day to day basis.

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Our Impact


youth served since our Center opened in 2017


acts of court advocacy on behalf of our youth in 2022


crisis interventions
in 2022


individual and group counseling sessions provided in 2022

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At times, I did things I thought I had to do. Seeing that there are others that have gone through what I've been through helped open my eyes and made me realize I had a choice.”

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