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It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and Niki Jones is reminding the youth at Wind Youth Services Drop-In Center that the space where they come to relax, access services and enjoy a hot meal will be  closed for the next two days. Wind is one of only a few Sacramento organizations with the sole mission of working with homeless youth. Its drop-in center opens its doors to young people seeking respite seven days a week, excluding holidays. Jones, a street outreach worker at Wind, hands out gloves, socks, scarves and tarps — essentials that will help get them through the next two days.  Jones says socks are a huge need — a basic item that, without organizations like Wind, Sacramento’s homeless youth would possibly go without. [READ MORE]

Youth Homelessness in Sacramento - a 3 Month Snapshot

There are an estimated 5,000 youth (ages 12-24) in the Sacramento Community that will experience some form of homelessness this year. See how Wind Youth Services is helping provide solutions!


A BIG Thank You!

Thank You!  24 hours. 529 great organizations. 36,531 donations. $5.6 million raised.

We are humbled by the generosity of our community. Thank you for breaking records with us, making history, and for making an impact. Wherever your gift ended up, we know it's doing great work. 

With your help, over $21,600 was raised for Wind Youth Services, specifically to help move 12 youth into permanent housing! The funds raised will help furnish 1st apartments, and will help provide ongoing support, case management, employment support, and counseling. 

Your gift is making a meaningful difference in the lives of the youth we serve. 


Wind Youth Services has moved to our new location at 1722 J Street, 3rd Floor. Please visit us here! You will find our new drop-in center, administration and our counseling program! Please note that our 2 emergency shelters are still off-site, and our street outreach team is hitting the streets daily!

New Drop-In Center Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am to 6pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 2pm

Donation Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am to 4:30pm

Are you interested in supporting Wind in our new location? Here are some of our most current needs:

- Sleeping bags
- Cup of Noodles
- hand/face towels
- microwave soups
- backpacks
- sandwich items
- tents
- sack lunch items
- men's boxers
- small size laundry detergent

Additionally, there is now the opportunity to prepare a hot meal for our youth! Please contact Sarah at 916.822.5877 for more information!

THANK YOU! Together we raised over $85,000 to support homeless youth!

One hot July night, nearly 500 individuals came together for one cause: homeless youth. In one evening over $85,000 was raised for Wind Youth Services, the area's only organization supporting homeless youth.

Thank you for your part in that success!

We announced that Wind is working on opening the region's only emergency shelter for youth, ages 18-24. Because of your generosity, and the generosity of our community, we are now one step closer!

To play a larger part in the opening of the region's only transition age youth emergency shelter, please contact Sarah at 916.822.5877

View more Summer Soiree snapshots here!

Help Wind brown bag!

Wind Youth Services is hitting the streets every day to hand out sack lunches and other necessary items all summer long!! We're going to where the youth are! Already this week we've handed out 40 sack lunches, but WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are looking for donations of sack lunch items like:

sandwich meat & cheese, sandwich bread, fruit - apples, bananas, oranges or fruit cups are best - cliff bars and granola bars, fruit snacks, dried fruit & nuts, treats - cookies, candy, gum, etc - small bags of chips, juice, and lots of bottled water! 

Donations can be dropped off during business hours to 1722 J Street, 3rd Floor or email for more info!

Looking for other ways to help? Check out our Wish List

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