Open 7 days a week
LCVYRC serves teens in the Lewis Clark Valley through a trauma-informed resource center where they receive compassion and hope while providing safety, meeting basic needs, and modeling healthy relationships.
The LC Valley Youth Resource Center provides strength-based opportunities for local teens to thrive in a safe place where they are valued. LCVYRC offers concrete support in times of needs while facilitating opportunities for social connection, healthy choices, academic success, and social/emotional development.
The LC Valley Youth Resource Center served 200 individual local youth, dished up 3,678 meals, provided 740 nights of shelter, and were invited into the moment when a child was choosing between life and suicide 22 times in 2022.
ASSESSING THE NEED
Tonight in the LC Valley
Lewiston and Clarkston High Schools estimate 30 displaced teens are seeking a safe place to sleep each night in the LC Valley. Some of these children are staying with friends while others are couch surfing or putting themselves at risk in potentially dangerous situations. Working alongside local law enforcement, local school districts, and child services, the LC Valley Youth Resource Center helps to fill the gaps between existing programs for teens. Overnight accommodations are provided for up to 16 teens each night.
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm Every Day
Every afternoon, the LC Valley Youth Resource Center welcomes up to 30 Lewiston and Clarkston students ages 12-17 to eat after school snacks & family-style dinner, participate in healthy social activities, utilize showers, do laundry, pick out clothing and/or hygiene supplies, and receive assistance with assignments.
At 7:00 pm, displaced Lewiston and Clarkston students ages 12-17 may check in for overnight accommodations. Guests are be awakened for school each morning, served breakfast, and sent to school. The LC Valley Youth Resource Center facility hosts up to 16 guests each night.
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm Tues, Thurs, & Sat
When the world is stacked against a local teen, STAC comes alongside them to break through barriers! STAC provides local youth with in-depth interviews using validated screening tools, partners with the youth and their family to access individualized resources and services to help overcome barriers and, ultimately, create a stable environment where youth can thrive.
Quotes From Our Kids
Through my experience with them I gained a family, a home, love, and encouragement.
Experiencing safety for the first time of my life was not easy.
Help The Center
With your help, the LC Valley Youth Resource will continue to provide help to local teens in need. Click here to see the list of supplies the Center needs.