ESCAPE intervenes in the lives of youth who fall through the cracks of society. We connect youth with opportunities, resources, and Gospel-rooted relationships, empowering all to thrive as we discover our worth together.
Who We Are
What We Do
Empower. Hope. Belong.
EMPOWER: We build skills & resources into youth & families so they can achieve their goals
HOPE: We help youth & families see themselves, others, and their situations through a lens of hope
BELONG: We embrace people in all situations as God’s handiwork and make our community a place of radical belonging
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What our partners are saying:
I have witnessed firsthand the progress that students who participate in Escape can make as they successfully transition back to the traditional school setting. This program is a gift to young people in our community to improve the trajectory of their future.
The collaboration between Escape and West Ottawa has provided an incredible opportunity for our students. It allows students to move beyond their mistakes. and progress toward graduation. It is clear that the relationships built at Escape are life-changing.
The work Escape is doing with our community's youth is transformational – for the kids, the volunteers, and the community. Partnering with Escape helps our church to be connected with youth and families in our community who are often forgotten or dismissed.
It's inspiring to see youth who have been on probation with us make positive steps and be celebrated for their accomplishments at Escape. The restorative, relational, and accountable approach Escape uses is special, and it's effective.