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Prevention • Education • Intervention • Treatment

KCSARC has long recognized the strong connection between sexual assault, youth homelessness, and trauma-related mental health issues.  

What we know about sexual assault and homelessness: 

Sexual assault is a major cause of youth homelessness, with more than 40% impacted by this violence before they become homeless.
Untreated, youth are more likely to remain homeless and are at greater risk of additional sexual assault or exploitation on the streets.
KCSARC is one of the few organizations in the country providing trauma-specific therapy resulting from sexual assault with youth who are homeless. 

We developed Project360 to address the intersection of homelessness and sexual assault by providing a full spectrum of culturally competent services to youth impacted by sexual violence.

Services offered through Project360:

Trauma-specific therapy
Case management
Legal advocacy
Prevention education
Community response teams (CRTs) comprised of law enforcement, schools, and other youth service providers gather to more effectively identify and refer youth in need
Youth-led prevention activities at both YouthCare and Friends of Youth

Successes of Project360:

83% of youth participating in the program experienced symptom reduction – a life altering result that frees youth to address other aspects of their lives
93% increased their ability to function successfully in daily life – a 10% increase over 2014 results
82% achieved increased stability (e.g., housing, school, or job training enrollment) through case management

Results from 2015 Project360 clients.

Partners on Project360:

Friends of Youth
Redmond Police Department
Interagency Academy/Seattle School District
Riverview Learning Center/Riverview School District
Northwest Network consults with partners on issues relating to youth identifying as LGBTQ.