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Transcript of ROOTS
ROOTS in the community
Hall, Julie. Still from Invisible Young. Digital image. Inside Bainbridge. N.p., 2 Dec. 2012. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
Keller, Steve. "Invisible Young 3 Min. Trailer." Vimeo. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
"ROOTS Young Adult Shelter." ROOTS Young Adult Shelter RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
Seattle Homelessness & Roots
A growing issue in Seattle and the U.S.
Why are people poor?
People are poor due to the systematic oppression in our society (i.e. racism, income inequality, sexism, transphobia, homophobia,etc.)
"We believe that we are here not to 'fix' individuals but to provide relief for the oppression created by systems that are not set up to serve everyone well."
5,000-10,000 per year
Number of homeless students rising
532 served in 2012
Never had an empty bed at night
Rising Out Of The Shadows
Orientation materials from ROOTS
Facebook logo from ROOTS
Website logo and information from ROOTS
The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness
Race: The Power of an Illusion University District Service Providers Alliance Community Training
Systematic oppression in our community
ROOTS is very successful with reaching the
homeless young adults of the Seattle region.
Many workshops for volunteers
Lots of ways to reach the homeless community
Artifacts not very effective
Still able to make an impact
ROOTS is continuously reaching the homeless young adults of Seattle
"Facts About Homeless Youth - Teen Feed." Teen Feed. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
Jaffe, Eliza. "Youth Homeless Shelter Fighting to Stay Alive in Seattle." KOMO News. KOMO News, 6 Nov. 2013. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.
Large, Jerry. "ROOTS Shelter Offers Homeless Young Adults a Chance." The Seattle Times. The Seattle Times, 30 Sept. 2012. Web. 10 Oct. 2014.
Young Adult Shelter