Providing emergency cash assistance to Youth Rise Texas members and their families in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis Youth Rise Texas is working to provide emergency cash assistance to its 40+ youth members and their families. The vast majority of the youth population that we serve is low-income, includes immigrant families and those whose livelihoods rely on cash economies. We have witnessed a spike in furloughs and layoffs without pay because of Covid-19, and many of our member's families are not eligible for federal stimulus checks. 100% of the proceeds of this fund up to our $20K goal go directly into the hands of our membership in order to help pay for basic needs including housing costs, food, and healthcare. Any donations that exceed our goal will support our mission and transitioning our programs to happen online this summer.