Street Outreach Project
We're here to help.
In Saratoga County: Call or text 518-469-7897
In Fulton or Montgomery Counties: Call or text 518-729-7581
Need help during off-hours? Call 518-584-6042
For more information on our work to prevent and intervene in the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and human trafficking, click here.
A compelling service of CAPTAIN Community Human Services, our Street Outreach Team connects dedicated staff directly to youth ages 13-21 years in Saratoga County, or ages 13-24 in Fulton and Montgomery Counties who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless.
Youth are met where they are: on the street, in encampments, shelters, or at our drop-in centers. They find a wide array of support services, including emergency shelter, face-to-face case management, access to basic necessities, transportation, food and clothing, and more.
Our mission includes working with youth, individuals, and families who are dealing with housing crises, homelessness, and runaway issues. We are always available at no charge to runaways, the truly homeless, and those at risk of homelessness, and will remain committed to this.
Street-Based Services Offered
The Street Outreach Project helps youth identify and reduce barriers that may exist between themselves and their dreams and goals. We do so by offering:
- Street-based outreach and education
- Crisis intervention
- Access to basic needs (clothing/food/hygiene) and emergency shelter placements
- Individual assessments and case management
- Referrals to needed services, such as medical services, family counseling, sexual assault and crisis rape relief counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling
- Coordination with community partners such as schools, law enforcement, local youth and adult emergency shelters, and transitional living programs
- Relationship-building with trustworthy adults
- Follow-up support
Stationary drop-in centers operate at scheduled times in community buildings where youth can "drop in" and receive services or just hang out. Our mobile drop-in centers allow us to mobilize our resources and distribute emergency basic needs wherever we go.
Runaway & Homeless Youth Services
CAPTAIN CHS operates a shelter for runaway and homeless youth. For more information, click here.
Other good resources:
- National Safe Place: 1-888-290-7233 or www.nationalsafeplace.org
- 1-800-RUNAWAY: 1-800-786-2929 or www.1800runaway.org
- Love146 (child trafficking and exploitation): www.love146.org
- To Report Human Trafficking: 1-866-347-2423