A NIGHT OF MEANINGFUL IMPACT!
On Saturday, September 17th over 150 people came together to celebrate the successes of the young people at TGTHR’s 15th annual Impact Gala! Thank you to everyone who supported TGTHR with this event.
After two years of virtual galas, we reconnected with one another and celebrated the achievements from this past year at TGTHR. Guests bid on fun getaways, gambled for a great cause, and gathered in support of the incredible young people here at TGTHR. We congratulated our Fall Youth Enterprise Award recipient, Craig, for his hard work and dedication to self-improvement, as well as four outstanding community members and partners of TGTHR (watch both award videos below).
Additionally, we raised critically needed funding to help youth facing homelessness in our community, which was only possible thanks to our sponsors, our community, and our generous supporters like YOU!
(Continue to support TGTHR’s work here)
WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Over the years, TGTHR’s Impact Gala has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, and engaged thousands of people in the movement to end youth homelessness. By attending an Impact Gala, you prove that together we can ensure every young person has a safe place to live, access to education, wellness, and a supportive community. Every dollar raised transforms the future of hundreds of youth who’ve endured the realities of homelessness.
The facts about youth homelessness:
- 4.2 million young people experience homelessness each year.
- 1 in 30 youth (13-17 years of age) will endure some form of homelessness in year = 700,000 per year.
- 1 in 10 transitional age youth (18-24 years of age) will endure some form of homelessness in a year = 3.5 million per year.
- 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+ and state family rejection on the basis of their LGBTQ+ identity as the #1 contributing factor to homelessness.
- Within 48 hours of leaving home, 30% of youth will be recruited for human trafficking.
- 35% of youth who experience homelessness were formerly in the foster care system.
- Youth facing homelessness are 3x more likely to attempt suicide, 4x more likely to contract STI’s, and 10x more likely to drop out of school than their stably housed peers.
The time is now. The cause is just. TGTHR we can create a community where every young person is valued, empowered, and safe.
2022 Gala Sponsorship
Sponsorship is a great way to partner with TGTHR, that benefits both young people and your business. Please contact Amanda Clayton at [email protected] to discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities.
THANK YOU 2022 SPONSORS!
In 2021 TGTHR:
- Served a total of 314 youth.
- Helped 127 young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness access safe housing through emergency shelter case management and family reunification supports, transitional living services, and apartments in our supportive housing complex.
- Provided 234 youth and young adults a safe place and critical services through our overnight shelter, drop-in center, and street outreach programs. These young people were able to access basic needs, safe shelter, counseling, physical and mental healthcare, employment support, access to our GED program, and more.
- Delivered 4,019 nights of care to youth in the foster care system and youth experiencing homelessness as they gained stability, attended school, and became both physically and emotionally healthier.
- Co-sponsored and helped draft two pieces of state legislation to support youth experiencing homelessness.
- Hosted two vaccine clinics and two educational opportunities for program participants to learn more about COVID-19, helping 50 individuals receive a vaccine or booster.
- Formed TGTHR’s first-ever Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) Committee which led efforts in advancing equity across the organization including: launching a survey to understand TGTHR’s strength and opportunities related to becoming an anti-oppressive organization; adjusting policies & procedures to support a more inclusive workplace; and organizing anti-oppression training for staff and board to continue their internal anti-bias work.
- Secured land and funding, including a Low Income Housing Tax Credit award, for a new, 56-unit housing project in Denver, opening in 2023.
In 2021 TGTHR provided:
- 17,663 hot meals to young people.
- 4,127 hours of case management to support young people in achieving goals.
- 1,490 hours of healthcare including on and off-site appointments, mental health support, substance use counseling, and sexual health programming.
- 4,443 hours of life-skills development.
- & more to support young people in moving toward self-sufficiency.