STREETTEEN<br />BSHS 331<br />Crystal Ducharme<br />
TABLE OF CONTENT<br />Description<br />History<br />Statistic<br />Mission Statement<br />About Street Teens<br />Who are ...
DISCRIPTION<br />Drop In Center<br />Work Directly with teens to provide supportive services <br />There must be 2 volunte...
Teens Struggling to survive<br />
HISTORY<br />Street Teens was established by David MereauxBefore The Drop-In Center, David would help the teens outside hi...
STATISTICS<br />GLOBAL<br />In 1989 UNICEF estimated over 100 million children that were living on Urban streets around th...
AMERICAS<br />In Canada the typical runaway usually has something to do with Sexual  & Physical abuse.<br />          -Thi...
MISSION STATEMENT<br />Street Teen is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at-risk yo...
 Bus Passes
Showers
Supply Room
Kitchen
Respite Room
Laundry Room
Living Room
Computer Room</li></ul>Goals<br />meet the survival needs of our youth by providing basic necessities in a safe, compassio...
ABOUT STREET TEENS<br />October 1st 2001, Street Teens Drop-In Center opened. <br />Meet the needs of Homeless youth<br />...
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  1. 1. STREETTEEN<br />BSHS 331<br />Crystal Ducharme<br />
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENT<br />Description<br />History<br />Statistic<br />Mission Statement<br />About Street Teens<br />Who are these youth?<br />Volunteer Guideline<br />Ethical Dilemmas <br />Challenges<br />Resources<br />References<br />Questions<br />
  3. 3. DISCRIPTION<br />Drop In Center<br />Work Directly with teens to provide supportive services <br />There must be 2 volunteers or a staff member present at the Sanctuary before it can be opened. <br />Contact<br />702-743-7309 <br />
  4. 4. Teens Struggling to survive<br />
  5. 5. HISTORY<br />Street Teens was established by David MereauxBefore The Drop-In Center, David would help the teens outside his van with the necessities of:-Food & Water-Clothing-Hygiene<br />David Mereaux dedicates his life to street teens.<br />(Street Teens, 2011). <br />
  6. 6. STATISTICS<br />GLOBAL<br />In 1989 UNICEF estimated over 100 million children that were living on Urban streets around the world.<br />Today the exact number of street teens is impossible to quantify, but the figures are in the tens of millions and increasing.<br />The debate is whether the growth is the cause of street children that are growing globally or because the people are more aware of it now. <br />( UNICEF, 2003). <br />
  7. 7. AMERICAS<br />In Canada the typical runaway usually has something to do with Sexual & Physical abuse.<br /> -This makes them vulnerable to sexual victimization, mature to pimps, drug trafficking, prostitution & sex trade to survive. <br />82 % of street youth have been reported of being a “victim of crime”. ( UNICEF, 2003). <br />1 to 2 MILLION ARE CHILREN IN THE <br />USA<br />
  8. 8. MISSION STATEMENT<br />Street Teen is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting homeless, abandoned, and at-risk youth. <br />From the ages of 12-21.<br />Provides<br /><ul><li>Food Vouchers
  9. 9. Bus Passes
  10. 10. Showers
  11. 11. Supply Room
  12. 12. Kitchen
  13. 13. Respite Room
  14. 14. Laundry Room
  15. 15. Living Room
  16. 16. Computer Room</li></ul>Goals<br />meet the survival needs of our youth by providing basic necessities in a safe, compassionate environment<br />Survival We provide immediate support to help them survive. Trust We build relationships based on mutual respect and trust. Resources We provide the resources they need. Education We provide education and opportunities to rebuild self-esteem. Empowerment We empower them to move forward. The Results They become effective members of their communities.<br />
  17. 17. ABOUT STREET TEENS<br />October 1st 2001, Street Teens Drop-In Center opened. <br />Meet the needs of Homeless youth<br />To be safe and healthy as possible while living on the streets<br />Provide resources<br />Help with employment & Housing<br />“SANCTUARY”<br />(Street Teens, 2011). <br />
  18. 18. WHO ARE THESE YOUTH<br /><ul><li>Children that do not have anyone they can turn to.
  19. 19. Children that come from abusive backgrounds and neglectful home’s
  20. 20. Parent’s that have substance abuse problems
  21. 21. Children that have been abused in their homes…</li></ul> Sexually/Physically<br />(Street Teens, 2011). <br />
  22. 22. Volunteers<br />
  23. 23. VOLUNTEER GUIDLINES<br />Teens are not allowed to eat outside of the kitchen<br />No food is served or stored in the kitchen unless food is being thrown away – only than can the food go home with the teen.<br />Once teen leave, they are not allowed return – except if for teens are working <br />Store Room is only open 5-7 pm. One person at a time.<br /> No one is allowed in over the age of 25 and under the age of 5. No service to anyone else unless ok by Lisa Preston<br />Only the hand-outs are given by the directors unless director ask for assistance.<br />( Street Teens, 2011). <br />POLICY AND PROCEDURES<br /><ul><li>No Volunteers - are to give away items like money, cigarettes or transportation
  24. 24. Do not at any circumstance ever be alone with a client
  25. 25. Outside the sanctuary – no relationship with the children or families what so ever
  26. 26. No personal information about yourself to the clients
  27. 27. Never allow the client to use personal items</li></li></ul><li>Ethical Dilemmas <br />Youth HomelessnessYouth homelessness is described by the National Alliance to End Homelessness as "disturbingly common." Researchers estimate that anywhere between 5 and 7.7 percent of youth experience homelessness each year. In many cases, homeless shelters must make the call on whether to report such homeless youth to child service organizations -- which, though they may be legally obligated to do, may not be in the best interests of the individual -- and even more disturbingly, reports have been made of some youth homeless shelters 'farming' out their occupants for labor or sex trafficking.( Kellenberg, MAY 18 2001). <br />Homeless shelters, like many nonprofit organizations, face a number of legal and ethical issues which can divert valuable resources away from treating homelessness. In some cases, these issues can result in more damage to homeless populations. Despite these problems, homeless shelters still provide a necessary resource to needy individuals, and many homeless shelters actively support a number of other programs to assist homeless individuals (Kellenberg, May 18, 2001).<br />
  28. 28. CHALLENGES<br />Boundaries<br />Do not go beyond the limits of the drop-in center<br />Not getting to close to the teens<br />Not bringing the center home with me.<br />
  29. 29. GET HELP<br />Contact Street Teens Toll Free1-877-LV-TEENS<br />Adolescent Suicide(800) 621-4000<br />Alcohol and Drug Abuse(702) 385-3332 <br />Baby Your Baby Referral (800) 429-2669<br />Child Protective Services(702) 399-0081<br />CDC AIDS Hotline(800) 342-2437<br />Crisis Line(800) 866-9600<br />Domestic Violence(800) 799-7233<br />Gay/Lesbian Youth(800) 850-8078 <br />Al-Anon(800) 344-2666<br />Depression(800) 799-7233<br />Drug Abuse(800) 888-9383<br />Rape/Assault(800) 551-0008<br />Youth Hotline(800) 422-4453 Child Abuse Suicide Hotline(800) 999-9999<br />( Street Teens, 2011). <br />Shelters:<br />Center for Independent Living Emergency Shelter (702) 385-1764<br />Girls and Boys Town (800) 448-3000<br />Nevada Homes For Youth (702) 380-2889 Transitional Housing for Teens<br />Regina Hall (702) 565-9925 Housing for Adolescent Girls<br />Shade Tree Shelter for Mothers and Children (702) 385-4596<br />West Care (702) 385- 3330<br />Medical Services:<br />Clark County Health District (702) 383-1246<br />Clinic on Wheels (702) 870-7201<br />Hunt ridge Teen Clinic (702) 732-8776<br />Planned Parenthood (702) 878-7776<br />St Rose Dominican Hospital (702) 616-5000<br />University Medical Center 702-383-2000<br />Nevada Health Centers (702) 307-5414<br />
  30. 30. QUESTIONS<br />
  31. 31. REFERENCES<br />Kellenberg, S. (MAY 18 2001). Legal & Ethical Issues Facing Homeless Shelters. eHow . Retrieved from http://www.feedalive.com<br />Street Teens. (2011). Non Profit Organization. Retrieved from http://www.streetteens.org<br />UNICEF. (2003). United Nations Publication. Retrieved from http://www.childinfo.org<br />

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