Approximately 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness each year, of which 700,000 are unaccompanied minors, meaning they are not part of a family with a parent or guardian. On any given night, an estimated 41,000 unaccompanied youth ages 13-25 are homeless, according to NCSL.

Youth on the Move is an annual local campaign that provides support to our community’s homeless youth. In its 4th year, the month-long event seeks to raise awareness and provide services, support, and resources for the young people in our community who need it most. To back this important initiative, Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich officially proclaimed November 2022 National Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month.

Along with various local businesses and nonprofits, House of Hope is providing a safe place to land as well as care packages for homeless youth in the Green Bay community.

“House of Hope provides emergency shelter and programs for young parents and their children experiencing homelessness and Youth on the Move is an extension of our mission,” Beth Hudak, House of Hope director of community engagement, said. “During November, community members can look for green footprints throughout Green Bay, which signify supportive businesses, schools, and organizations where youth can find safety.”

In addition to House of Hope, a few of the organizations taking part in the campaign include Neville Public MuseumBrown County Central Library along with all other Brown County libraries, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green BayGreen Bay West High SchoolGreen Bay East High SchoolPreble High SchoolFreedom HouseChildren’s Museum of Green BayBook Stop, and many more.

Care packages for youth in need are available at participating organizations. From June 2021 to July 2022, 153 care packages were provided to local youth and families.

Those who want to learn more about or donate to Youth on the Move can visit

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