Since 2000, DreamCatcher Youth Services has been the only safe landing for homeless and disconnected at risk youth in Alameda County who are between the ages of 13-18. Over 90% who have been through DreamCatcher have moved directly into stable housing, further education or employment.
DreamCatcher’s short term, Emergency Youth Shelter provides beds, food, and the support and intervention of a skilled, caring and empathetic staff.
DreamCatcher’s Drop In Support Center provides a free dinner, computer, laundry, staff guidance, support and legal services to any and all youth who come through the doors. It is often the only safe ‘living room’ for youth who are surviving by couch surfing.
Our youth exit to greater safety and go on to futures they didn’t have the energy to imagine when they first came to us. Over a third of our staff are graduates of our program who returned as adults wanting to give back for all they received, for the ways their lives changed.