A completely renovated historic home, the Youth Safety Net Resource Center was redesigned to meet the needs of young people experiencing homelessness in Jacksonville, an overwhelming majority of whom identify as LGBTQ.
Furniture from Industry West’s catalog brings a contemporary style and homey comfort to a space that is often host to youth who may be living on the streets or coming in directly from the hospital or an unwelcoming home environment. Though the center doesn’t provide overnight shelter, it acts as a front door and warm welcome for young people experiencing homelessness - whether that’s through one-on-one counseling, use of the center’s shower and laundry facilities, or a warm meal served by a friendly face.
Our team worked with JASMYN representatives to select pieces that are durable, yet bring a comfortable, serene and modern feel to the different spaces within the center.
“It has changed our lives and the way we work coming into this space,” said Abbie George, Care Coordinator at JASMYN. “It’s hard to convey the impact this has on our team and the young people we serve.”