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Nevada County, like many others statewide, is dealing with an increasing number of teenagers and young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability.

It’s a hard-to-count – and connect with – population, since many young people may couch-surf, stay with relatives or friends, or live in a car. The SAFE (Stability, Access, Foundation, Empowerment) program is committed to finding, and helping, these youth.

Many youth experiencing homelessness do not have access to local or state funding, or simply don’t know what services are available. And few nonprofit organizations in the region are able to help. SAFE fills the gap by connecting youth who have alternative, unpredictable or inconsistent housing access with community resources and well-trained professionals.

SAFE helps with homelessness in Nevada County by providing:

  • Basic needs, such as food, clothing, housing
  • Education and training, including transitioning to college and/or trade school
  • Physical health and mental wellness counseling
  • Training to develop the necessary skills to live independently

Interested in learning more about SAFE?

Please fill out the form below and our staff will follow up to get more information about the child being referred.

Make a Referral

If you are a youth-serving professional or youth experiencing homelessness, please fill out our referral form.