" Last month, a young person came to Valley Outreach for the first time feeling lost and alone; they turned to us for help with food and resources. They expressed concern for their future, as they work at a restaurant that was shut down due to the pandemic. This left them struggling last month to pay bills. We talked through available supports for rent, energy, and food assistance - the more I shared and asked questions, the more they cried. Their experience of paralyzing fear because they had no family support was met with abundant resources." 

- A recent story shared by a staff member (edited for privacy)