Arcadia House Campaign
Since 1973, Auburn Youth Resources (AYR) has been answering the calls from children and young adults of South King County’s most disadvantaged populations. AYR’s homeless services are felt from Burien to as far east as Enumclaw. We provide many transitional services such as drug and alcohol treatment, shelter, mental health counseling, high school and GED resources, and much more.
With numbers of homeless citizens in King County at an all time high, the need for a facility like Arcadia House is more important than ever. AYR believes that all youth and young adults deserve a safe place to learn skills and receive opportunities that will help them grow and develop to their full potential.
Currently, Arcadia House is operating out of a 920 square foot structure with less than adequate amenities. The number of homeless youth that AYR supports has increased so dramatically that the space has quickly surpassed its capacity.
We need your help. While AYR realizes that ultimately, it is impossible to serve everyone who seeks assistance, our goal is to substantially increase the number we are able to support. The leadership at Auburn Youth Resources plans to expand the services of Arcadia House by constructing a new 11,000 square foot facility. This space will house 15 bedrooms, a commercial kitchen, common areas, office space, and an emergency overnight shelter that can accommodate 12 young adults age 18-24.
The State of Washington, King County, and the City of Auburn have already pledged their support to this campaign, but there is still a large portion that is needed to make this project a reality. We hope that you will decide to join us in this community endeavor because every young person should be given the opportunity to grow and progress to their fullest potential.
Or send your support for the Arcadia House Campaign to:
1000 Auburn Way S
Auburn, WA 98002
For more information about this campaign or to talk about other ways you can participate, contact Michael Jackson, Development Director.
Proposed Arcadia House Rendering
Make sure we achieve our goal by investing in your community today!