As many of you know, The Mockingbird Society works with youth and young adults who have experienced foster care and homelessness. Something most of you probably don’t know is that we have never had a designated employee who specifically works with the homeless youth population here in King County, until now.
After almost 12 years since the organization was first started, we have a Homeless Youth Engagement Specialist. We have also begun a new pilot program that will specifically cater to our homeless youth population, called the Homeless Youth Initiative (HYI). The new program will be similar to our current Mockingbird Youth Network, but the major differences will be that the HYI will be for homeless youth and their specific concerns rather than mostly foster youth and alumni, and it is only in King County. Since this is a pilot program, the design of the program is going to be shaped as we figure out what works best.