NYEP funds its services using resident fees, insurance reimbursements, community foundation grants and individual donations. NYEP uses a housing first approach with homeless youth, and money goes towards housing, food, clothing, life skills training and daily positive adult interaction. Unfortunately, the amount we receive is not enough for us to consistently maintain the level or service necessary to ensure that the youth leaving our program are self-sufficient and contributing members of our community.
It is our goal to raise $100,000 annually to fund our Community Living Program. The CLP houses, feeds, and provides life skills training and support to six parentless and unsupported youth, from our community, for 9-18 months. The programming residents receive each day sets them on the path to self sufficiency. Please take a moment to read about past residents accomplishments here.
If you would like to help NYEP, there are countless ways that you can make a difference in the lives of youth right here in Northern Nevada - make a donation, host a fundraiser or volunteer your time.
Make a Donation
You can make a lot happen with a grant of $1,000-$10,000.
As of January 2012, our current funding priorities are:
- Groceries, including meals and daily food for residents.
- Funding for Life Skills Training/Support, including cleaning , cooking, typing, time management, social skills, positive interaction, meal planning, shopping, house laundry, problem solving, how to be meeting member, Mixed Martial Arts.
- Funding for utilities, including energy, water, cable, phone.
Call Monica DuPea at (775) 240-2195 to talk with possible grant opportunities.
To award a grant from your Fund Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund to NYEP, please call Tracy Turner at 775-333-5499, or go to www.nevadafund.org.
Volunteer Your Time
If you support our mission and would like to get involved as a volunteer, we encourage you to review our volunteer opportunities below, and submit a completed volunteer application. Your information will be kept confidential and will be used to help us find the most satisfying and appropriate volunteer opportunity within our organization for you.
- Volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application.
- Volunteers must tour NYEP and meet staff.
- Unsupervised volunteers must complete a background check.
- Volunteers must make a time commitment – to be determined upon your start of service.
- Volunteers must agree to participate in volunteer training.