No young person chooses to experience homelessness. Unfortunately, they sometimes face difficult circumstances that contribute to their homelessness, including family dysfunction, abuse at home, aging out of the foster care system, exiting the juvenile justice system and economic hardship.
Receiving financial support from multiple sources has allowed Axis 180 to house and empower young people experiencing homelessness in Sioux Falls for more than a decade. However, because our current funding sources support only the cost of housing and providing services, we have been forced to delay many expensive – yet necessary – maintenance and repairs to the building. Approximately $300,000 in building repairs are needed in order to keep the current Axis 180 location operational, a number that nearly equals the total value of the building.
Instead of funding costly repairs for an aging building, Volunteers of America, Dakotas is launching a $3.5 million campaign to build a new facility, HomePlace, for young people experiencing homelessness. The planned facility will allow us to serve 21 youth at a time (double our current capacity) in a therapeutic setting designed for this population’s specific needs.
Our community thrives and grows when individuals are inspired to make a commitment to innovative solutions. Your contribution to this campaign will help young people overcome homelessness and become successful members of our community. Each donation is an investment in the future of Sioux Falls.