Youth Resiliency Services

Youth Resiliency Services provides, housing, shelter and programming with youth who are hurting, displaced or forgotten. Current programs that serve young adults include:

  • Youth shelter provides shelter care for youth, ages 13-17, who are without a home or a stable living environment. Residents may be runaway youth or children placed by the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
  • Semi-independent living serves youth, ages 16-21, who will be exiting the foster care system. Its emphasis is preparation for living independently. Life skills—employment, budgeting, cleaning, cooking, relationship building, conflict management—are at the heart of the program.
  • Youth Drop-In Center is a community initiative in partnership with A Place 4 Me to prevent and end youth homelessness. The center, the first of its kind in Cuyahoga County, offers a space where young people seeking housing instability can find respite.

Learn more about the program through our Youth Resiliency Services brochure.


Members of the community are encouraged to communicate directly with the staff on duty at the shelter about any concerns or questions they may have, but especially in situations that need immediate attention at the shelter location. Community members should call the shelter at 216-658-4625.

In addition to calling the shelter directly, residents are encouraged to email VP of Youth Resiliency Services Lisa Smith.