Thanks to the generous support of our donors, funders, sponsors and volunteers, Nexus Youth and Families has impacted thousands of lives since its inception in 1973. But the needs are still growing:
- Financial pressures are forcing more families south, straining resources and uprooting families from familiar neighborhoods.
- Young adults face an unemployment rate more than twice the overall rate. They represent one-third of the unemployed labor force across the U.S., according to campaignforyouth.org.
- Increased mobility along critical transportation corridors means access to drugs and the risk of trafficking has increased significantly.
- Populations from other countries find homes here but struggle. They need tools like ours but encounter barriers in their search for help.