In 2013 PTYF started a cause campaign that would provide Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 16 to 25 years old to be provided shelter for their age group and no longer have to share shelter housing with their elders.
The 2015-2016 winter season PTYF’s was awarded a 90 day grant to open “Pathways to Success” Homeless Shelter program which was the first Winter Shelter Program in South Los Angeles for TAY. The 45 bed Winter Shelter open December 4, 2015. In our first 75 days of operating we have provided 1042 shelter bed nights, dinner and breakfast, showers, community and TV room with shelter service to over 160 unduplicated homeless TAY with average occupancy at an estimated84% participants from various communities throughout Los Angeles County, such as South Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Venice, Skid Role and West Los Angeles as well as other neighboring counties. We have also served participants from other states such as New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Northern California. The participants we serve are as diverse as the communities and places they come from.