Sleep on the Streets (SOS), is an awareness and fundraising campaign put on by Uturn. Uturn is a ministry with Westman Youth for Christ that serves youth facing homelessness toward finding and keeping housing, developing lifeskills, positive community, and independence in the span of two years.
There are 2 goals for SOS.
SOS participants spend one night on the streets and identify as homeless…
- to give themselves a bigger emotional understanding of what it’s like to be homeless.Our hope is that this will grow each participants empathy and advocacy of the more than 400+ youth that face homelessness in our community.
- so a youth facing homelessness doesn’t have to.Prior to the event, each SOS Participant asks their network of friends and family to support them in being part of the solution, by contributing financially to Uturn. Each participant aims to raise $500 for Uturn in support of housing and empowering homeless youth.
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