“Data shows that when a young person hits the streets, if you can’t connect with them within 48 hours, the chances of them becoming victims of a crime or violence or falling into the homeless system permanently increases by 80%.” -Blaine Proctor, SAVE, Inc. CEO
PRIDE Haven is one of SAVE Inc.’s newest programs and is designed for youth between the ages of 18 and 24. It is a 20-bed overnight emergency shelter primarily for LGBTQ+ youth, although other young adults who need a temporary shelter can stay if there are empty beds. Clients can stay for 30 days initially, but the stay can be extended up to 90 days if they're in mental health treatment or trying to find permanent housing. The program provides more than just a place to sleep; there's case management as well. Mental health resources are available, and trans kids are provided with medical care. In the 13 months since Pride Haven opened, 126 individual youths have come through its doors!
Help us raise some money for this incredible program!
Please join us Sunday, July 24th at Chicken N Pickle North KC for some fun in the sun and raise money for Pride Haven! Register to play in the Pickleball Tournament, sponsor the event, or just come to watch, eat, and enjoy some refreshing beverages. There will be a raffle and entertainment, in addition to the tournament. Doors open at 8:00am and the tournament will start promptly at 9:00am and run until approximately 1:00pm or when a winner is announced.
Each Team consists of 2 players with 24 teams available total. Registration is $150 per team which includes a $25 Chicken N Pickle Gift card for each player for refreshments. Each player registered will also receive a complimentary event t-shirt. General Admission for spectators is free!
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A huge thank you to Children's Mercy Kansas City for being the Tournament Sponsor!