Youth Wishes for the New Year!

The start of the new year brings news beginnings and a chance for a fresh start! Teen Feed’s Support Coordinators took time to connect with youth to ask them what their wish is for the coming year. It is our privilege to share a selection of youth wishes for 2015…

Youth Story: “It’s Not Naive to Work Toward a Better World”

Just a few weeks ago, at a local youth shelter where Teen Feed provides support services to youth, Teen Feed Support Coordinator, Hatlo, had an extra-special interaction with one particular young person. The story is quite moving.  Here it is, in Hatlo’s own words: When I met R. he told me it was only his second time spending the […]

A New Year: New Beginnings for Youth

Every day, over the Teen Feed meal, young people begin to take steps towards of safety, stability and happiness. Every warm meal, every positive choice made, every goal achieved brings remarkable young people closer to the life they envision for themselves. It is our privilege to work with you to meet the basic needs of homeless […]

Christmas Day for Youth with Tom Douglas Crew!

It’s a little quiet at Teen Feed on Christmas Day. The typically loud chatter of young people gives way to gentle conversations as youth reflect on the holiday. They talk with volunteers and celebrate the holiday with people who care for them. And they enjoy an extra special Christmas dinner. Nate Crave is cooking. A […]

Christmas Eve Warmth at Teen Feed

The Litov family and friends gathered in the University District at 4:00pm on December 24th. A small army of smiling helpers were armed with carloads of groceries and gift bags. Their mission was to create a festive holiday celebration for homeless and street-involved youth at Teen Feed. And they succeeded! The teams of adults and […]

2013 Holiday Party for Youth – Merry, Festive & Bright!

On December 16th, University District Service Providers Alliance (UDSPA) worked with the community to throw a holiday celebration for homeless and street-involved young people!  The UDSPA Holiday Party is often the only holiday celebration many youth in need will have this season. The party is a special opportunity for youth and the service providers and […]

New Beginnings in 2013

The New Year marks new beginnings and positive changes – especially for the youth and young adults at Teen Feed. You make it possible for vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness to make their hopes a reality. It is our privilege to share the hopes for the New Year of young people who are relying on […]

A beautifully contagious sense of hope for 14 youth…

If you’ve spent any time at Teen Feed or in the U-District community these last few months, chances are you’ve heard the name Gossett Place. Whether you’ve heard the name or not, let me tell you that it’s pretty awesome! Gossett Place is brand-new subsidized housing sponsored by the Low Income Housing Institute and Sound […]


Teen Feed is launching into what I think will be a really incredible process. We’ve just unveiled our newly-renovated office space, a space that was designed to help those we serve feel comfortable and invited to connect with us. We also just launched a new strategic plan that will carry us through the next five […]