Northwest Youth Services
By Kesia Lee
A Place for Everyone
Under a blue awning on the corner of State Street and Laurel Street sits Northwest Youth Services, a refuge for the homeless youth of downtown Bellingham. NWYS provides vocational training and housing programs for homeless youth up until the age of 24. This past winter was one of their hardest ever. As the issue of homelessness increases NWYS struggles to keep up with the mounting demand for housing and services.
I think it has been getting worse recently which is really frustrating and I think everyone is feeling that. – Heather McGuinness