We are ending youth homelessness in our community

About Us

The Youth Navigation Center (YNC), a project of Center for Human Services, provides shelter, housing and comprehensive drop-in services to any youth or young adults in Stanislaus County between the ages of 13-24, experiencing crisis, housing instability and/or homelessness.

We are working to prevent and end youth homelessness by engaging young people as partners, ensuring that they are valued and empowered to reach their full potential. 

Center for Human Services has been on the front lines, working with young people in crisis for decades. We are the local experts and primary resource for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in our community. We could see through our research and experience that, beyond providing nights of shelter and supportive services, we needed a centralized and comprehensive service model. 

We have co-located our outreach, navigation, shelter services offered by Hutton House and transitional housing services offered by Pathways and added comprehensive drop-in services, a new low barrier emergency shelter, and permanent housing units- creating the first centralized youth-focused facility of its kind in Stanislaus County.

We want less youth living on the streets and more youth getting the supportive services they need.  In addition to shelter and drop-in services, we offer individual and group counseling, access to food and clothing, and more. All under one roof.

Our goal is to end youth homelessness in Stanislaus County.

Our Team

Leadership Team

Program Director: Emily Webster

Program Manager: Jenn Nielsen

Housing Placement Coordinator: Juleeann Fisher

YNC Supervisors:

  • Salvador Saenz
  • Vatianna Melgoza-Miranda
  • Destini Williams
Youth Advisory Board

Will begin recruiting in October of 2021

Our History

We have been on the front lines, working with young people in crisis for decades. We are the local experts and primary resource for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in our community.

1976

Hutton House

Since 1976, Hutton House has provided temporary shelter for runaway, homeless and youth in crisis who are ages 13-17.

2001

Pathways

Since 2001, Pathways has offered supportive services and apartments to young adults ages 18-24 who are or may become homeless.

2018

Street Outreach

In July 2018 we deployed a full-time Youth Outreach Worker, who has been engaging young people on the streets.

2021

Youth Navigation Center (YNC)

The YNC provides shelter, housing and comprehensive drop-in services for young people ages 13-24, experiencing crisis or at risk of homelessness.

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