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RCAA’s Youth Service Bureau’s Raven Project announces its Annual Clothing, Blankets and Supply Drive

Serving over 1700 youth per year, the RAVEN Project needs blankets, clothing and supplies for homeless and runaway youth in Humboldt County.


This month is California Runaway and Homeless Youth Month and The Raven Project is kicking off its annual drive to replenish clothing and supplies provided to homeless and runaway youth in Humboldt County. Every year, nearly 200,000 youth in California experience

Homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.


"We hand out 1 blanket every 6 months and 1 sleeping bag per person once a year and this year we don’t want to turn anyone away because we are out of supplies.”

Jacqui Brennan, program coordinator, RAVEN Project

The Youth Service Bureau’s RAVEN Project is a drop-in and street outreach program for at risk, homeless, or runaway youth in Humboldt County. They have incorporated county-wide street outreach and drop-in services as well as groups for youth ages 10-21. The RAVEN Project employs Youth Educators who work on a peer-to-peer basis providing education, counseling, and advocacy based on the needs of the individual.



“I was 18, hitchhiking and addicted. Every time I was in Humboldt I’d stay at the Raven. I could have stayed anywhere else with better weather, but it was the people at the RAVEN that drew me there. They were approachable, believable and seemed to really want to help me. The work I did there to overcome addiction could have taken years or never but after I was done with the program I was 9 months sober and had 2k in my savings account. I got my own place and just got a car. I am actively involved with this community now, advocating for youth with Humboldt County Transition Age Youth Collaboration. I plan to keep on going and give back what they’ve given me.”


Youth Advisory Board Member


The Mission of the RAVEN Project is to:

  • Improve the mental and physical well-being of our youth;
  • Provide basic survival supplies;
  • Create a network of resources and referrals;
  • Support and advocate;
  • Provide positive role models;
  • Employ the youth of Humboldt County


The RAVEN Project is currently accepting tax deductible donation of clean, gently used or new:

  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Winter coats
  • Rain jackets/pants/ponchos
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Long-johns
  • Sweaters and sweatshirts
  • Fleece clothing
  • Rain boots and hiking boots
  • Socks! Socks! Socks!
  • Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and other health/hygiene supplies

You can drop off donations at the main RCAA building at 904 G Street during the hours between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday. They are closed for lunch from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. To schedule a pick up, please call (707) 269-3001. You can also make cash donations on our website at rcaa.org.