Shelter & Independent Living
Burrowes Street Youth Haven
The Burrowes Street Youth Haven serves youth 12-17 who are homeless, runaway, or at risk of running away or becoming homeless due to difficulties within their homes. Youth are welcome to access the shelter whenever they need a safe place to stay, day or night. Caring, professional counselors are at the shelter 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide assistance for both residential or drop-in care. Young adults can drop by for a snack, a meal, a shower, or to talk to staff. When family issues prevent youth from living at home they can stay at the shelter. Youth can receive these free services any time by dropping by 334 S. Burrowes Street, State College, or calling 814-234-2100, or going to a Safe Place business. The YSB is also proud to partner with National Runaway Safeline in an effort to strengthen services to runaway, homeless, exploited, and at-risk youth in our community.
Supportive Independent Living
Supportive Independent Living provides help to young adults 16-21 who are homeless and without family support. Young people live in supervised apartments in the community while they are continuing their education or finding and maintaining employment. With the goal of becoming self-sufficient, youth work with staff to learn life skills such as budgeting, cooking, nutrition, and social skills that will help them form connections with others and be independent. Youth living in the community also have access to independent living skills coaching and workshops.