From the Center for Children & Youth Justice
In lieu of CCYJ’s Maleng Breakfast, we have launched #BEBOLD, our virtual campaign that runs April 6 – 10, 2020 – ending today!
Please help us replenish 20% of our income, which was lost as a result of us cancelling our event.
This week, The Seattle Times published an article on foster care issues that CCYJ and its partners are currently working to resolve.
“Parents are scared. They are worried about their kids,” says foster parent advocate, Heather in the video below. As our state navigates a global pandemic, child safety and basic needs are being compromised. CCYJ is responding quickly to address these urgent issues.
· We are seeking ways to bring technology to rural and low-income areas so parents and children can visit virtually.
· We are finding ways to connect LGBTQ+ youth who are feeling a heightened sense of isolation.
· We are finding alternatives to keep kids off the streets who would ordinarily be involved in programs that are now closed due to the coronavirus.
· We signed on to a letter urging Governor Inslee and Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DYCF) to support older youth in foster care so that they would continue to have access to financial, health, and housing benefits during this time.
When you contribute to #BEBOLD, you enable us to adapt to the changing environment impacting our youth. Donate online or text KIDS to (206) 312-2925 to contribute today and help us reach our $250,000 fundraising goal. Deadline is April 10! Want to make your donation even sweeter? Click here to find out how!