Act Together Crisis Care is a Safe Place shelter for youth in need in the Triad.
Greensboro, NC-- Act Together Crisis Care lost thousands of dollars in funding and might have to close their doors. People are reaching out to help, including a Triad teen.
After Act Together Crisis Care lost $250,000 in funding due to budget cuts, they're at risk of closing down. It's the only Guilford County teen homeless shelter taking in people between the ages of 11-17.
READ: Teen Homeless Shelter At Risk Of Closing Due To Budget Cuts
Since News 2 introduced the problem to our viewers Wednesday night, there's been an overwhelming response in the form of phone calls and e-mails.
You can donate to the shelter on their website or by mailing a check to 715 N.Eugene St. Greensboro, NC 27401
Include "Act Together Crisis Care" in the subject line so the money goes directly to the program.
The program manager also asks that you write to city council members and county commissioners or attend the meetings. Act Together has sample letters you can use.
If you'd like to volunteer time, e-mail the program manager, Kristin Weldon at KWeldon@youthfocus.org.
One Triad teen contacted News 2 about spending time at the shelter just hanging out with the youth there. News 2's Liz Crawford talked to Jarrett Hulin about why he wants to make a difference for our area's homeless teens.
"I felt bad for those kids you know cause I mean, I didn't want to be like that, if I was like that, that would really stink so my heart went out to them so I was like maybe I could do something, make a difference, you know? I just wanted to make a difference, you know. I mean I'm like a leader on my team, and on the field you can be a leader, but you can also be a leader off the field," said Hulin.
Jarrett Hulin's step-mom was watching the news with Jarrett when he heard the story.
She said he was really paying attention and then he got up and quietly went in the other room. That's when he decided to write News 2 an e-mail about how he can volunteer at the shelter.
Ruben Marion, the Assistant Program Manager at the shelter told News 2 they would pair Jarrett with kids who share his interests.
Marion said that peer interaction is most meaningful, especially when the kids at the shelter sometimes come from lonely places.
WFMY News 2