The Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center (RBYOC) is a unique place that promotes healthy relationships, resiliency, empowerment, and healing for Springfield’s young people. Rare Breed collaborates with multiple agencies in the area to bring the best programs for youth to overcome trauma and poverty and go on to lead healthy adult lives. Healing happens when youth have healthy positive relationships and that is the foundation of the program. Once youth engage in services, we develop a unique plan for that youth return to stable housing, complete basic education, gain employment, and stabilize mental and physical health. Rare Breed has been assisting youth experiencing homelessness, inter-generational poverty, and trauma since June of 2000.
In addition to case management and the services listed above, youth have access to the following resources to help them on the path to stability:
- Computer Lab
- Art Studio
- Music Studio
- Weight Room