“Realize her dream of becoming a financially secure artist”


Listen to Amy in Her Own Words

AMYAHO Youth Ambassador – Amy was homeless in Marin for 4 years. With the assistance of AHO she now has her own apartment and is working and raising her son. Amy has been peer mentor, Youth Ambassador of Hope, and spokesperson of her experience with AHO. She was a member of the AHO planning committee for the “Building Youth Leaders Now, and for the Future” forum at Dominican University of California. At the forum, Amy participated on the panel with community and political leaders including Assemblyman Jared Huffman, Mayor Al Boro, VP Programs for the Marin Community Foundation Marsha Bonner and Nell Bernstein an award winning journalist. Amy led a workshop on how to engage the community around a critical youth issue at the State CHMACY conference in Asilomar, CA. Kate Kelly, Channel 5 news anchor interviewed Amy for a special feature on youth homelessness in Marin. Recently, amyandhendrixCheryl Jennings from ABC news in San Francisco interviewed her for a special on youth homelessness. She is featured in the AHO documentary “Youth Homelessness… a Growing Trend” which aired twice on PBS. In addition, Amy has participated in the Italian Street Painting festival in San Rafael. Her goals are to create a healthy life for herself and her son, and to realize her dream of becoming a financially secure artist. [Return to Youth Stories]