The Caring Place isan inner-city youth development center for children at risk. Our mission is to reach out to young people who may be exposed to drugs, violence, teen pregnancy, unemployment and hopelessness every day.
The Caring Place is a youth development center that reaches out to youths in the inner city who may be in jeopardy of being entangled in the everyday life of drugs, violence, unemployment and hopelessness by providing programs and activities designed to enable young people to overcome the pressures and disadvantages of their environment. All of The Caring Place programs follow a goal to build self-esteem,confidence, increase educational potential and provide positive and motivational support environment where all youths have a chance to avoid, becoming a statistic.
The Caring Place reaches out to youth in the inner city who may be in jeopardy of being entangled in the everyday life of drugs, violence, unemployment, and hopelessness. About, 500 young people representing Latino, African-American, Asian and Caucasian backgrounds, have accessed The Caring Place. Approximately 95% of Caring Place youth participants live at or below the poverty level. The typical Caring Place youth comes from a single female parent family, has at least two other siblings, is of Hispanic, African-American or multi-racial background, and has an annual family income of $15,000 -- significantly below the federal poverty guideline of $25,575 for a family offour.
"A Place Where We Care" 931 West Hamilton Street Allentown, Pa 18101 1st floor