We don't like the fact that 1 in 10 college aged youth will face homelessness each year in America. We don't like that nearly a third of all homeless youth have attempted suicide or will be pressured into prostitution within 48 hours of becoming homeless. We don't like that LGBTQ+ youth are 120% more likely to be homeless or that Kansas is ranked 44/50 for access to LGBTQ+ inclusive resources! We want to change those numbers, and we bet you do too.
Support our mission by a secure donation via paypal, contact us for how to help, or pick up a 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' poster at Gravel City Roasters in Emporia!
Are You In Need of Services Right now?
We are brand new and are still raising the funds to get off the ground floor, but we are ready to help you right now by directing you to the resources that do exit across the state or in our neighboring states of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Colorado.
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Step 1, 2, AND 3
Our Goals Are Big
To Fit the Need
We're starting with an office space, resources, and outreach. In the first year we hope to connect youth in need with the existing resources available, as well as provide bags of groceries to hungry youth of all ages, prescription medication vouchers or travel vouchers to older youth 18-24 who need financial assistance to get to safety or to purchase medication. We are currently fundraising to be able to do this - when you donate, you can send a message telling us exactly what you want to fund!
Step 2: Drop In Center - Open 24/7!
Step 3: Transitional Housing Shelter!
The Services We Will Offer
Inclusive and Comprehensive
We believe strongly in inclusivity, intersectionality, and offering comprehensive services to help the whole person grow and blossom.
Bloom House will offer:
Art Therapy Mental Health Services
with a trauma informed approach.
Case Management & Life Skills Education which will build confidence and teach
And so much more, like: free internet access, laundry, meals any time of the day, clothes closet, a stocked resource room, fun activities, and calm-down space.
What Does Your Donation Do?
It only takes $6,000 to provide a $25 bag of Aldi groceries to 20 youth each month! It takes $1,250 to provide 25 med vouchers of up to $50 each. It only takes $3,780 to buy taxi fare for 14 older youth 18-24 or families with younger youth who do not meet criteria for our current local shelters and have a place waiting as far away as KCMO or Tulsa Ok where safe shelters with youth specific, culturally inclusive, and trauma-informed programming exist. If we get $4,800 we can pay a $400 move-in deposit for 12 youth 18-24 who have an apartment waiting and just need a little help.