The Young Adult Shelter at the James W. Ray Orion Center at Denny and Stewart in downtown Seattle has one mission: to provide a safe place to the youth of our area. From the website of Youthcare, the organization that runs the Orion Center:
"Seven nights a week, we provide safe, overnight emergency shelter for up to twenty 18-24 year olds, where they can also do their laundry, take a hot shower, and eat a meal. Beyond satisfying these basic needs, the YAS is an entry point to other services – more permanent housing options, education and employment opportunities, health care and case management."
Our mission as student leaders of West Seattle High School is to raise funds to keep the Orion Center, which recently has come upon a lack of resources. Youthcare is always accepting donations of funds and supplies, as well as accepting willing volunteers.