Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Village has opened to give underserved youth, ages 16-25, a place to call home NOW!
“Youth Spirit Artworks was honored to have our youth-led interfaith work lifted up this year by Episcopal Impact Fund! None of what we've been able to do building the Tiny House Village would have been possible without their early, very generous support. We are so grateful for their solidarity with our youth dream of creating '100 Homes for Homeless Youth.' A total blessing!” -Sally Hindman, Executive Director, Youth Spirit Artwork
Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) is an interfaith green art jobs and job training program located in Berkeley and Oakland and committed to empowering homeless and low-income youth. In response to the youth housing crisis—there are an estimated 1,700 homeless youth In Alameda County, with only 36 youth-designated beds—YSA’s young people initiated a Tiny House Project to build affordable housing.
Each youth living in the Tiny House village will be fully integrated into YSA's job training program and have access to wrap-around services and case management. Over three years, youth will transition from homelessness/unstable housing to financial self-sufficiency and stability.
Episcopal Impact Fund’s grant provided the funding to build the communal dining yurt at the Tiny Home Village.