JOY Baltimore is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to open up a shelter and resource center for homeless, runaway and displaced youth. Baltimore has over 14,000 homeless youth who are under-served, and access to resources are very limited. As of January 2017, there was over 2,300 homeless and displaced youth in the Baltimore city public school system. JOY Baltimore’s outreach is focused on youth ages 13-24 years. with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. We offer our participants access to both social and community resources, medical and mental health access, offer GED opportunities, and career counseling.