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Peer Mentors Break the Cycle for Homeless Youth

PUBLISHED: May 10, 2024

David Trujillo connected with the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA) after navigating homelessness for three years. Eight years later, David is now a Peer Navigator at MHA, helping youth experiencing homelessness find a fresh start. 

David’s position is funded by Tipping Point as part of the youth homelessness initiative that has helped over 400 youth in the past three years since this work began. His story was featured at the Tipping Point Benefit on May 2, 2024, where the Bay Area community raised $14.5 million to fund our grantmaking for the next year.

Tipping Point’s strategy finds, funds, and strengthens the most promising poverty-fighting solutions so one day everyone in the Bay Area can prosper. Since 2005, we have invested over $410 million in community interventions, policy change, and new ideas.

Last year, our grantees provided life-changing services in housing, early childhood, education, and employment to over 90,000 of our neighbors across the Bay Area.

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