Youth Spirit Artworks started in 2007as a response to the challenges faced byAlameda County’s transitional age youth impacted by adversity, economic and housing challenges.
We provide holistic engagement, intervention and opportunity offering transitional housing,leadership developmentutilizing Art as Therapy and by celebrating Youth Empowerment in community, beauty, land, history and freedom.
Our vision is thattransitional age youth (16-25)will emerge centered, joyful and thriving in the world.
Our mission is tocreate spaces of safety, dignity and belonging for healing, transition, growth and development of TQBIPOC youth experiencing various vulnerabilities andchallenges.
We believe all youth are capable of healing through a process of support, self-understanding, learning, reconciliation and liberation.
12 month Transitional Housing Program for youth 18-25
1:1 Housing Navigation
Healing & Personal Development
Wellness Support & Life Skills Development
Healing & Job Clinics
Youth Advisory Board
Events & Belonging
Art as Therapy workshops
Cultural events celebrating history &identities
Murals & place making
Connection &resilience in nature
Healing Clinicsnon western modalities
YSA Transitional Village Program
We believe that if we offer Transitional Housing, along with trauma responsive holistic services focused on healing, recovery and intervention in every dimension of wellness, we can support youth launch towards a futureprepared to enter permanent housing and opportunities.
We offer opportunity tofind permanent housing, career and personal goals success through case management, housing navigation, healing modalities, skills training and life skills development.
Board of Directors
With a youthful spirit we acknowledge the visionary and pioneering work of Sally Hindman, YSA’s founder.We salute her contributions to the arts and cultural social fabric,and for connecting that fabric to the community development of Alameda County, and we wish her all the best in pursuit of her vision in new endeavors.