November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

first_imgFacebook67Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Community Youth ServicesOn November 1, the 10-bed Young Adult Shelter re-opened. During a pilot earlier this year, the new program served 66 individuals. Photo credit: Community Youth Services.Every night, dozens of young adults in Thurston County try to find a safe place to sleep. It’s not easy, given that there are few shelter beds devoted to those who are under age 25. Adult homeless shelters leave youth feeling more vulnerable and desperate than they are already. Thankfully, more options are becoming available to end youth homelessness through the work of local non-profit Community Youth Services.November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, declared by the U.S. House and Senate in 2007. National statistics report the number of homeless youth at more than 1.5 million, and every day 13 young people die on the streets throughout the U.S.Thurston County participates in a statewide annual count of homeless persons, known as the Point in Time count. This census helps determine the number of homeless in the county, and the causes of their homelessness, and assists in developing a comprehensive response. As housing costs and unemployment rates have risen, the number of people in the county without a stable place to live has grown significantly: 64% since 2006, a total of 886 counted (including 233 youth aged 20 and under, a 73% increase since 2006), the highest among western Washington counties. A parallel census, conducted by Thurston County school districts in 2013, found the number of homeless public school students (K-12) to be 1,123, a dramatic 72% increase since 2006 (the statewide increase was 47%). Youth become homeless for several reasons. Many are escaping the horrific living situations.  They may come from an unstable home where they are abused sexually or physically, or their family may be suffering financially.Non-profit organizations, such as Community Youth Services, are working toward decreasing the number of homeless youth on the streets.  On Nov. 1, a Young Adult Shelter opened at CYS, providing 10 beds per night for youth up to age 24 who qualify. In addition, CYS recently received a three-year $561,000 grant that will increase the agency’s ability to do street outreach. Early in 2014, CYS will open a new building downtown at 520 Pear Street, where expanded programs can help youth connect to  resources they need to be safe, be independent and be successful working members of society.Funding for the Young Adult Shelter is through the Thurston County HOME Consortium, which provided $100,000 for the seasonal effort. In addition to those services, CYS operates Haven House, a residential center offering temporary shelter for those 12 to 17 who have run away, been abandoned or are in conflict with their families.The federal government has also addressed the issue of homelessness. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness released the nation’s first plan to prevent and end homelessness through their Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. The 74 page document states the goals for ending homelessness in ten years. The U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs will work together to provide resources to homeless youth. To find more information on federal resources for homeless youth go to learn more or to connect with program directors or youth, please contact:Barb Wakefield, Development CoordinatorCOMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES(360) 918-7844bwakefield@communityyouthservices.orglast_img read more

Car accident at the corner of 100th and 100th

first_imgPhoto: Police inspect the accident scene at the intersection of 100th Street and 100th Avenue – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caFort St. John RCMP and paramedics attended a motor vehicle accident in the city on Tuesday.At around 3:10 in the afternoon, crews attended the accident at the intersection of 100th street and 100th avenue.- Advertisement -The accident looked minor in nature, and temporarily held up traffic as police investigated the scene.last_img

5 Fort St. John rinks headed to PCA Seniors

first_imgFort St. John will be represented by five teams, at the Peace Curling Association’s Senior District Championships this weekend in High Prairie. On the men’s side, Randy Maxwell and Gary Ollenberger’s rinks will battle with six other Peace Region teams, for the right to represent the region at the Alberta Senior Provincial Championships, in Mid-February in Edmonton. Six women’s teams, including three from Fort St. John will also compete for a spot at Provincials, with the Energetic City represented by Trudy Mitchell, Dorothy Trask, and Marlene Maxwell. – Advertisement -The defending champions are Colin Griffith and Norma Huitt, both of Grande Prairie. Both teams finished as runners-up in the 2009 Alberta Senior Championships.last_img

Ayala continues hot streak

first_img NONLEAGUE Calvary Baptist La Verne 68, Palm Valley 58: Isaac Berliner had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists to lead host Calvary Baptist La Verne over Palm Valley. Randy Agyepong added 15 points for Calvary Baptist La Verne (12-5). Erik Salcido also added 11 points in the Bulldog’s winning effort. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior Darren Moore had 20 points, five steals and six assists as Ayala extended its winning streak to 14 games by defeating Glendora (13-7, 1-2) 57-48 on Wednesday in Sierra League play. Senior Michael Marks added 17 points, including five three-pointers, and had 10 rebounds for Ayala (16-1, 3-0), which will play Chino at 7 p.m. on Friday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Damien 70, Chino 42:Senior Brandon Moreland had 21 points for Damien (11-9, 2-1), as the Spartans cruised to an easy victory over the Cowboys (0-3 in league). Preston Browne had another 18 points for the Spartans, while Orlando Brazier led the Cowboys with 19 points. Damien plays at Chino Hills at 7 p.m. on Friday, while Chino plays Ayala also at 7 p.m. Friday. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE BONITA 71, HACIENDA HEIGHTS LOS ALTOS 49: Brock Zylstra had 25 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, and John Miller added 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bearcats (14-5, 2-0) past the Conquerors (13-7, 2-1). Chapelle Brown scored 19 points to lead Los Altos, which trailed only 26-25 at halftime. Bonita hosts Garey at 7 p.m. Friday. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Pomona 58, Ganesha 38:Senior guard Kelly Johnson had 20 points and senior forward Jaron Devine added 15 more as the Red Devils (10-10, 2-1) defeated the Giants (0-3 in Valle Vista League play). Pomona will play San Dimas at 7 p.m. on Friday. center_img SIERRA LEAGUE CHINO HILLS 56, DIAMOND BAR 49: Senior Cameron Crain scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Huskies (9-11, 2-1) defeated the Brahmas. Junior Eddie Giron scored 13 points off the bench in the win for Chino Hills which will play host to Damien at 7 p.m. Friday. last_img read more


first_imgPearse Doherty TDDonegal TD Pearse Doherty has tabled a Private Member’s Motion to be taken in Sinn Féin’s time this Tuesday and Wednesday. The Sinn Fein Deputy called on all TDs and especially Fianna Fail’s two Donegal TDs to back up their election promises and support the motion.Deputy Doherty “I am delighted that Sinn Fein has taken this initiative in its first Private Member’s slot of the new Dáil to unambiguously put our position forward. I am grateful to the other Right 2 Water TDs for supporting the motion and co-signing it. “The motion is short and clear- it calls for the end of water charges, the establishment of a public water and sanitation board to deliver water on the basis of need and to set a date for a referendum to enshrine the public ownership of water services in the Constitution of Ireland.“The motion has the support of Sinn Féin’s 23 TDs as well as others. If Fianna Fáil keep their pre-election promise then this motion can win the majority of the Dail and consign water charges to history.“I am calling on all Donegal TDs especially the Fianna Fail ones to keep their promise and support Sinn Féin’s motion this week. The majority of the Dáil were elected on an anti-water charges ticket. Now it is time for TDs to put their money where their mouth is and support the Sinn Féin motion.”DONEGAL TD MOVES MOTION TO ABOLISH WATER CHARGES AND IRISH WATER was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FIFA 19: Full list of new stadiums added to the game

first_img 21 21 FIFA 19: Manchester United, Newcastle and Chelsea stars make TOTW New Tottenham Stadium – Tottenham 21 Estadio Mestalla – Valencia Ronaldo removed from cover of FIFA 19 and replaced by De Bruyne, Neymar and Dybala FIFA 19: Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea stars make TOTW RCDE Stadium – Espanyol CHANGE REFRESH Coliseum Alfonso Perez – Getafe Tottenham wonderkid left laughing after huge error 21 Atlanta United’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is in FIFA 19 IN FORM STARS 21 STATS NO GOOD in-form stars Estadio de Anoeta – Real Sociedad Estadio ABANCA-Balaidos – Celta Vigo Latest FIFA 19 News One player from every Premier League club who deserves FIFA 19 ratings upgrade 21 21 SICK AS A PARROTT Estadio de Montilivi – Girona Cardiff City Stadium – Cardiff City One player from every Premier League club who deserves an upgraded rating on FIFA 20 Craven Cottage – Fulham 21 Molineux – Wolves FIFA 19 is on the verge of release on September 28 and EA Sports have now confirmed the 20 new stadiums being added to the game.EA have secured a deal with LaLiga that secures the stadiums of most Spanish top-flight sides for their latest iteration. Signal Iduna Park – Borussia Dortmund Additions also include newly promoted Premier League teams alongside a few other grounds dotted around the globe.Some of these are returning to FIFA, others have not been seen on the game before.Check out the full list below. Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta United El Madrigal – Villarreal One player from every Premier League club who deserves a FIFA 20 downgrade 21 21 Griezmann signs Pogba on FIFA and jokes the kit looks good on him 21 21 21 MEN OF THE MOMENT Estadio San Mames – Athletic Bilbao 21 Estadio Benito Villamarin – Real Betis 21 Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan – Sevilla 21 WHAT A SIGNING Estadio de Mendizorroza – Alaves 21 Estadio Ciutat de Valencia – Levante 21 21 Reality Check 21 Municipal de Butarque – Leganes FIFA 19: Burnley, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Watford stars make TOTW 24 Municipal de Ipurua – Eibar DROPPED FIFA 20 career mode: New features and possible highest potential players 21last_img read more


first_imgThe well-known Cristeph Studio in Letterkenny.Cristeph Studio in association with Donegal Daily are giving lucky readers an early Christmas present of an unique opportunity to win a Family Portrait every week for the month of November.To enter this competition simply LIKE & SHARE this promotion, and tell us at least one person who would be in your dream portrait!This offer is normally priced at €99. It includes your Portrait Sitting, Viewing and Selecting your Portrait image, and finally a finished Framed Portrait of your family. Our Portrait winner will be selected and posted on Donegal Daily each Monday in November and on the Cristeph Studio Facebook page.The Cristeph Studio has the perfect Christmas present of a gift voucher.You can re-enter this competition each week by simply sharing and liking this great offer.Also check out Cristeph’s Facebook for great framing offers and discounts on photography leading up to Christmas.Are your family members coming home for Christmas? We’re here to capture that special gathering. Call us to avail of our special offers and hear what we have to suit your family… After hours appointments are available on request. Just reserve your place by calling Cristeph on 074 9126411Trying to find the ideal Christmas gift for your loved one? Why not treat yourself and your family to the best gift possible!“A Memory Captured” by Brian Mc Daid at Cristeph Studio.We have great gift idea for you and your family, or for the Grandparents, Godparents, Aunties or Uncles or why not just treat each other to that lovely “Memory”.Cristeph Studio is a family run business and Brian Mc Daid has over 35 years experience behind the camera. WIN AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT WITH DONEGAL DAILY AND THE CRISTEPH STUDIO was last modified: November 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDaidcompetitionCristeph Studiodonegallast_img read more

Local Roundup: St. Bernard’s routs Hoopa Valley behind Campbell’s 7 first-half TD passes

first_imgEureka >> In three of its four wins leading into Saturday’s game against the Hoopa Valley Warriors, the St. Bernard’s Academy football team scored exactly 42 points.It took all of one quarter for them to accomplish that feat on Saturday.Crusader’s quarterback TJ Campbell passed for over 400 yards and seven touchdowns — all in the first half — as the Crusaders walloped the Hoopa Valley Warriors 68-14 at St. Bernard’s Academy.Campbell, who left the game with four minutes left in the second …last_img

What Kyler Murray’s NFL Draft decision means for Oakland A’s

first_imgKyler Murray has officially decided for the NFL Draft, but this baseball vs. football saga is only just beginning.Monday’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft really only cleared up the football side of things for Murray with a result that became an expectation for the A’s over the past week. The true deadline for Murray appears to be Feb. 14, the day A’s position players are scheduled to report to Arizona for spring training.I have declared for the NFL Draft.— Kyler Murray …last_img

Mozilla Launches sudoSocial, an Experimental Lifestream Platform

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In the next tab, you can edit the design using CSS, JavaScript and Processing.js. (Oh, yes, did we forget to mention this tool isn’t for the mainstream user?) When you’ve finished your configurations, you could end up with a webpage that looks something like this:, if you choose a more basic setup, or like this: if you design something a bit more advanced. After signing in and filling out a little profile info (if it’s the first time you’ve used an OpenID), you’re taken to the Stream Editor where you can begin to add sources. Any URL, Atom or RSS feed is supported. sarah perez Tags:#Lifestreaming#web Mozilla Labs has launched a new “lifestream” platform called sudoSocial. Pulling its name from the Linux command “sudo” which allows users to run programs with other, usually elevated privileges, the sudoSocial publishing platform aims to give you both access and control over your many online identities. Although sudoSocial would be suitable for curating any stream of content, explains the introductory blog post, in its early, still rather sparse format, it’s better for personal homepages that aggregate your various feeds, like Flickr photos and blog posts, for example.Hacking a Homepage with sudoSocialTo create your own personal homepage using sudoSocial, you’ll need to have an OpenID account and, the page reminds you, that’s probably something you already have – even if you didn’t know it. A link to OpenID’s “Get an OpenID” page displays a collection of OpenID enabled services like Google, Yahoo, Blogger, flickr, MySpace, WordPress, AOL and others. For our own testing purposes, we used a Google Profile URL. Yours can be found here: center_img Related Posts This lovely, user-friendly web service lets you customize everything design-wise, including typefaces, layouts and color schemes while also aggregating the feeds of your choice. And for most of the supported services (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, flickr, etc.), you don’t even need to know the RSS’s feed URL – you simply click “add service” and authorize the app. That said, sudoSocial isn’t designed with the mainstream user in mind. It’s intended as a more advanced platform for designers and developers who know what they want and how to make it happen via code. For them, sudoSocial may be a good starting point, but it still needs quite a bit of polish and bug-quashing before it’s fully ready for a wider audience. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting If you’re interested, you can also contribute to the project by hacking the source code, found here: A Better Option for Everyday Users: Flavors.meHowever, if you were hoping that sudoSocial would provide a simple way to quickly set up a personal homepage, you’re going to walk away feeling disappointed. A better option for that purpose, or really any stream aggregation of your choosing, is 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more