AYA Youth Collective

A holistic array of support for a young adult experiencing homelessness: access to care from a nurse, help looking for a job, meet with a counselor or mentor, to find transitional housing, or simply experience moments of safety and belonging.

AYA [As You Are Youth Collective] creates safe spaces for youth in crisis to belong, be themselves, and build a future. They create circles of support for 14- to 24-year-olds facing homelessness or instability—from drop-in opportunities to rest, recharge, and meet everyday needs in a caring community to safe, affordable housing with peers and mentors who partner in their transition to stability.

Mars Hill launched the organization now known as AYA and partners in many ways over the past 6 years. In 2021, we collected over 150 brand new pairs of tennis shoes for their clients.

We also provide resources and funding to support AYA’s mission, staff, and programs including their Coming Home fundraiser. 


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