Unhoused & Foster Teens & Youth
Known as "The Invisible Crisis," the unsheltered youth population keeps growing. There are 700,00 minors in the US who don't have a permanent home. 2023 Point-In-Time data show that in San Diego County, 324 teems and youth are unsheltered, and 1,687 live in (temporary or emergency) shelters.
After becoming a California Unincorporated Nonprofit Association in January 2023, PILT expanded to lend a hand to our unsheltered and foster peers. Pilot programs were successfully launched to at Helix Charter High School with the hope of implementing similar projects at our partner schools in the 2023-2024 school year.
We support teens living on the street through StandUp for Kids with hygiene / personal care items, first aid products, and non-perishable snacks.
A schoolwide drive at Helix Charter High School provided over 900 items to Terilyn Burg, Executive Director, to be distributed through outreach teams to unsheltered children and teens.
StandUp For Kids - San Diego
We collaborated with Support Specialist Fatima Barbosa Perez, to provide items for 30 hygiene kits for youth in YMCA's emergency housing.
YMCA's Housing Our Youth Collaborative
We assist foster youth through Sharia's closet. In 2022-2023, Helix Charter High School's Environmental Club donated gently-used clothes for teens and youth to Sharia's Closet - the main source for clothing for Just In Time For Foster Youth.