Housing homeless and vulnerable young adults is one local nonprofit’s goal.
I Am You 360 is ready to hand the keys over to ten young adults to help even the playing field for them.
“I’m here and it still feels unreal,” said Bameem Alvotaify, the recipient.
Alvotaify is a 22-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.
She said the opportunity to live in the safe housing community is exciting.
“It gives me a home and a stable place so I can focus on my actual future. These years for young adults like me are the years where we can figure out what we want to do, instead of just being in survival mode 24/7,” she said.
Founder and CEO of I Am You 360, Desiree Cook, said that’s the ultimate goal of the safe housing project.
“Our goal is to sew our most vulnerable population back into the community because we do know that they’re slipping through the cracks, and it is up to us as communities, city, and state to actually fill in those gaps,” she said.