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The RAVEN Project


The Youth Service Bureau recognized the need for peer-based services within the youth and young adult community. Therefore, the Youth Service Bureau created a youth-led street outreach program called The RAVEN Project.


The MISSION of the Raven Project


  • Improve the mental and physical well-being

  • Provide basic survival supplies

  • Create a network of resources and referrals

  • Support and advocate

  • Provide positive role models

  • Employ the at-risk youth within the area of Humboldt County

  • Sunday: 1-5

  • Monday: 5-9

  • Tuesday: 10-1

  • Wednesday: 1-6

  • Thursday: 10-1

  • Friday: 1-4

  • Saturday: Closed

Drop-In Center Hours:

Drop In Center

The RAVEN Project Drop-in Center is housed in a small 1896 Victorian. Our address is 523 T Street, Eureka, CA. We are visible from US 101 (5th St.), the main blvd. through town. Our drop-in center is also a short walk from the 4th & S Street and 5th & U Street bus stops.


Drop-in provides youth an opportunity to check in with themselves regarding the status of their lives and current issues concerning their personal well-being. During drop-in youth may access our services and receive referrals for alternate assistance. The atmosphere in RAVEN is very neutral and enforces a "hate free zone". RAVEN supports all lifestyles and positive means of expression. Art supplies and opportunities for publication in RAVEN's youth-made zines are available.


RAVEN employs youth from its target population. These Youth Educators perform their role as peers, modeling the positive outcome of becoming healthy and self-sufficient.




Street Outreach

Traveling in teams of two or three, Youth Educators and Street Outreach Workers take to the streets with resource materials, safer sex supplies, first-aid supplies, and toiletries, socks, and snacks. This is the RAVEN Project's method of bringing the program to the youth in their environment.

Outreach provides RAVEN the opportunity to interact with individuals who cannot, or have not yet accessed services through the drop-in center. This method proves to be successful and is our main source of networking.


Street Outreach occurs during various times throughout the week. 



Street Outreach Hours:


  • Monday: 2:30-4:30

  • Wednesday: 10-12 @ Arcata Library

  • Thursday: 6:30-8:30  


  • Monday: 5-7

  • Wednesday: 2:30-4:30

(707) 443-7099

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