The Street Outreach Program (SOP) is sparsley funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Human Services and individual donations. The program provides both street-based and drop in services to youth ages 15-20 to assist this population in making a transition from life on the streets to a life of independence and selfsuffi ciency. Staff can provide youth with hygiene, fi rst aid, safer sex kits, information and resources. Through street-based services, providing educational, supportive services and basic needs, youth will be able to utilize FYI services. These include access to emergency shelter, drop-in center services, counseling and food. The Refuge provides a safe setting in which youth can congregate and utilize a spectrum of services. Youth can do homework, enjoy recreational activities, get something to eat, get help with job seeking skills or get clothing if in need. Free counseling with a Masters level therapist is also available off site. The Refuge is open Tuesday and Thursdays 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm.