Youth Homes Auxiliary:
Leveling the playing field for foster youth since 1965.
The Youth Homes Auxiliary exists to support our parent organization Youth Homes via volunteers and fundraising efforts. Our efforts are varied and many, from awarding college scholarships to baking a cake for a child’s birthday--we utilize the resources of our volunteers to make sure foster youths' needs are met.
Through the Auxiliary’s efforts, in past years have we provided scholarships to over a dozen Agency clients who are now attending community colleges and universities.
Beyond education, we support basic needs for clothing, sports, school supplies, and holiday gifts. We also provide experiences: birthday celebrations trips to local attractions (Monterey Bay Aquarium, Water World, Great America, movie theaters) as well as trips to outdoor excursions like the beach, Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite.
The touching letters of gratitude and photos of these special days are a testimony to the difference we make in the lives of foster youth.