Hope For Homeless Youth

An Outreach and Discipleship Ministry to the Hurting Youth of the Inner City

Homeless Youth are Everywhere

You just have to notice them.

     A recent study revealed that in 2017 the number of people living on the streets in the Los Angeles County surged 75% to roughly 55,000 from about 32,000 in the last six years. Of those over 12,000 are run-away or throw-away youths between the ages of 13 and 26(Ref). Unless they are intercepted, sadly a staggering 70-80% will become victims of drug dealers or addiction, pimps, human traffickers, pedophiles or violent gangs.

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Video: Edward James Olmos Narrates a Documentary about us.

Video: Edward James Olmos Narrates a Documentary about us.

Video: Edward James Olmos Narrates a Documentary about us.

Edward James Olmos Presents ``A Ray of Hope.``

(10m) A short Documentary about Hope For Homeless Youth.

    Edward James Olmos takes you to the streets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly where the homeless kids hang out, sleep.

    “In almost every American city, thousands of kids are living in the streets due to the breakdown of the family. Unless they are intercepted, a staggering 70-80% of them will end up falling into drugs, prostitution, and crime.

    But there is a group that offers a Ray of Hope: Hope for Homeless Youth, an organization directed by Clayton and Leanne Golliher, is on the street rescuing kids who have slipped through the cracks the inner city.”

Edward James Olmos Presents ``A Ray of Hope.``

(10m) A short Documentary about Hope For Homeless Youth.

    Edward James Olmos takes you to the streets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly where the homeless kids hang out, sleep.

    “In almost every American city, thousands of kids are living in the streets due to the breakdown of the family. Unless they are intercepted, a staggering 70-80% of them will end up falling into drugs, prostitution, and crime.

    But there is a group that offers a Ray of Hope: Hope for Homeless Youth, an organization directed by Clayton and Leanne Golliher, is on the street rescuing kids who have slipped through the cracks the inner city.”

Edward James Olmos Presents ``A Ray of Hope.``

(10m) A short Documentary about Hope For Homeless Youth.

    Edward James Olmos takes you to the streets of Hollywood’s dark underbelly where the homeless kids hang out, sleep.

    “In almost every American city, thousands of kids are living in the streets due to the breakdown of the family. Unless they are intercepted, a staggering 70-80% of them will end up falling into drugs, prostitution, and crime.

    But there is a group that offers a Ray of Hope: Hope for Homeless Youth, an organization directed by Clayton and Leanne Golliher, is on the street rescuing kids who have slipped through the cracks the inner city.”

Clayton and Leanne Golliher

Directors Clayton & Leanne Golliher

35 Years Reaching the Run-away and Throw-away Youth of the Inner City

Hope for Homeless Youth is an Outreach ministry and Live-in rehabilitation shelter and discipleship program targeting primarily the displaced and throw-away youth living on the streets of the greater Los Angeles area. From Santa Monica Beach to Skid row to Hollywood & Sunset Boulevards, we’ve been rescuing the run-aways, throw-aways and forgotten youth of our inner cities for more than 35 years.

35yrs of Getting Out of our Seats and Into the Streets

How have we brought so many youths and young adults in from the streets?

33 years reaching youth    It really boils down to the old adage “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. With few exceptions, we outreach to the same areas on the same day every single week.

    Through supporters like you, we bring the things they need. Water, of course, and food are always big winners, things like sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs maybe tacos or burritos, whatever inexpensive food we can put together in a quantity suiting that particular outreach. Depending on the area and the season, the things they need might also include clothing, blankets, ponchos, and socks – socks are always a big winner too!

    Every single thing we do is done to create trust so that when they hit that place where they need someone and have nowhere to turn – we are there. We always give them a card with our number and tell them to call us if they need someone.

    We don’t bash them with religion, most of them have had that and consider it abuse, but we always use every outreach to lead them to the Lord and accept the Lord Jesus into their hearts. If they choose to get off the street right there and then, we take them with us.

 

When we show up every single week, it builds trust, and trust is earned for these kids. They trust few people, ever, but they learn to trust us.

Jesus focused on the young ones

Matthew 19:14 says “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”.

We have our focus where Jesus’ focus was.

These kids on the street are really important to Him and also to us.

It breaks our heart to see girls as young as 12 and 13 years old get roped into prostitution.

We are so burdened to get as many off the street as we can.

Jesus children

Does what we do sound like something you'd like to be a part of?

We’d like to think that most Christians would like to, but time or geography stands in the way.

There are several ways you can participate in this work.

Commit to pray for us:

    Sign up for the REAL-TIME MINISTRY ALERTS and you’ll get a text when we are on our way out and are requesting your prayer covering. In one respect, this is arguably the most valuable contribution you can make. Most monthly donors signup to get these alerts and pray for us as well! Most times, after the outreach is done, we’ll inform you of what good what done and how many souls were saved thanks to your prayers.

Volunteer:

    “Boots on the Ground” make the Army of God run.  Whether you one person, a small group or a whole church group, we invite you to come and learn though experience how to do what we do. We have taught close to five thousand people how to do this back in their areas over the past 33 years. When you do it yourself with us, you’ll feel confident to go back home and reach your area for Christ using the same methods.

Donate Goods and Services:

    Goods? We need clothes, blankets, toiletries, tarps, ponchos, and socks. LOADS of Socks! McDonalds Gift cards are a favorite. Handing out a free McDonald’s Burger is a great tool for us. Just call us to ask us what we need and have a bunch of it sent to us. We use these things to open the door for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are quite literally the “lifeblood” of the ministry. Our men’s rehabilitation home and discipleship program are always in need of a great many items.

    Services? If you are a professional with a skill or have a business, the chances are pretty good that there is something you do that can help us. Call us to find out if your business, skill set or abilities are something that you can contribute to this worthy cause.

Commit to Monthly Financial Support

Partnership with us is the same with the Lord as you doing the works yourself. Maybe you wish you had time to feed the hungry, bring the homeless into your house, or preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to total strangers in the public square. Maybe you don’t. We believe that when you partner with us, it’s the same as you doing the work in the Lord’s eyes.

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 Pastor Clayton Golliher, Director
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(213) 820-8305, PastorClayton@gmail.com