Rising Out of the Shadows (ROOTS) Mission Statement: ROOTS provides shelter and other essential services to homeless young adults.  We build community, advocate for social justice, and foster dignity among low-income people.

Over the last 5 years, ROOTS Young Adult Shelter has seen an enormous increase in the number of times homeless youth have been turned away because of a lack of space. These young people are spiraling out of the foster care system and onto the streets, fleeing abusive homes and failing to find work opportunities to survive in this tough economic climate.

ROOTS is a member of the University District Service Provider Alliance (UDSPA): The University District Service Providers Alliance (UDSPA) is a coalition of agencies working together to create a comprehensive continuum of services for homeless and street-involved youth and young adults.

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, nation origin, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.  20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339:  or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

ROOTS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ROOTS is a 501(c)(3) public charity, and all donations are tax deductible as permitted by law.  Tax ID number 91-2110379