News at CEDARS

Strong financial health as well as commitment to accountability and transparency have earned CEDARS a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second consecutive time that CEDARS has earned this top distinction.

Ashley is on the Street Outreach Team at CEDARS. When youth drop in at the CEDARS Youth Opportunity Center, she helps meet their needs, including helping them find access to safe housing.

Penelope started dropping in at the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) earlier this year. At nineteen, she had been on her own for some time and was in a dangerous situation.

We asked youth at the Youth Opportunity Center what they wanted you to know about them. Here are their answers.

"I originally came to work for CEDARS because I was a client several years ago. The staff during my stay had a lasting impact on me and I wanted to come work with kids like myself and have that same impact."

We’ve seen parents and teens struggle to figure out how they want to relate to one other. Giving respect is one way that can dramatically alter your relationship with your teens. It can work with children of all ages, but this article will use teens as an example.