Who We Are

Runaway & Homeless Youth Prevention Month

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The mission of the 6th Street Center is to provide a safe place where youth experiencing homelessness can acquire the skills, resources and opportunity they need to transition into healthy independent living and adulthood.

The 6th Street Center for Youth opened in 2008 as a MHSA funded collaboration between Youth For Change, Butte County Department of Behavioral Health’s HERE Program and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Task Force. The 6th Street Center provides services to youth ages 14-24 that are homeless, marginally housed or runaways.

We believe in modeling healthy behavior and relationships, encouraging productive activities, providing access to needed resources and imparting the knowledge that each youth is valued and capable of accomplishing their goals.

“When I was homeless, I went to my sanctuary called 6th Street. I believe they saved me from death. The 6th Street Team helped me realize things could get better. Life changing encounters happen at this place.” – 6th Street Client