Announcement from CEO:
Closure of Your House South
It is with great sadness that I share some difficult news about our Your House South program.
This much-loved program has faced funding challenges over the years and has operated at a loss that the agency absorbed. For many years, we received County funding that helped support this program, but this funding is no longer available. Despite that reduction in funding, we were very fortunate to receive significant donations which helped sustain this program over the last 3 years.
Over the last 5 years, we have reached out to community partners, supporters, and creatively looked at ways that we could sustain Your House South. As we have now exhausted all possible funding options, it is with a very heavy heart, that we must close Your House South at the end of September 2021.
The Board of Directors, Executive Team, and I are sincerely thankful to the Your House South team for their professionalism and dedication in continuing to work with clients during the darkest days of the pandemic, to present.
Over the past 10 years, Your House South has:
Served 694 unique individuals with housing and crisis intervention services.
Provided over 13,800 nights of shelter.
I sincerely thank each one of them for all the hard work they have invested in our agency. Their unwavering support and excellent work ethic remain invaluable to us.
We also want to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude to you, our incredible supporters. Because of you, we were able to provide a safe place to run away and homeless youth.
While this is very difficult and alarming news to hear about the program closure of Your House South, I want to reassure you that StarVista remains a fiscally sound agency, and we remain committed to providing important services to our community.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sara Larios Mitchell, Ph.D., MACP
Please see below for resources and services similar to Your House South:
- Huckleberry youth shelter San Francisco 415-621-2929
- “Huckleberry House offers continuous 24-hour crisis intervention and resolution services and emergency shelter to high-need youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Huckleberry House may house 18-year-olds who are enrolled in high school or GED program.”
- Bill Wilson youth shelter San Jose 408-243-0222
- “Bill Wilson Center’s Safety Net Shelter provides short-term shelter for homeless and runaway youth ages 12-18. Through intensive individual, group and family counseling the shelter’s program strives to reunite families whenever possible, prevent future problems and stabilize the lives of young people to keep them safe. Our shelter operates 24/7 with staff onsite to serve our youth.”