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Make a Difference Today

YCCO wants to spread a message of love, hope, and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community and that collective action can have a great impact on the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, we work daily to contribute our part to the greater good.

It is a reality that ending homelessness means that we develop and actively work on a plan that closes the front door, which is poverty.

During COVID, we saw firsthand some of the gaps that lead to the door of homelessness and began shifting our focus to working in the community to close them.  Education and mentorship help achieve a feeling of community, which builds confidence and hope.

  As a community, we can help create a different future; we have the power to stop generational cycles. 


Who We Are


Implementing prevention practices to end generational homelessness in impoverished neighborhoods while working to revitalize them. 


To see under-resourced neighborhoods improved with accessible and affordable homeownership opportunities available to anyone who has experienced homelessness or poverty.


INTEGRITY in thought and deed

 EMPOWERMENT in every word and action

 RESPECT and UNITY in all partnerships and collaborations

 COMPASSION in every circumstance

Community Empowerment


Helping to improve living circumstances   Resident Empowerment Groups will provide a forum for neighbors to encourage one another and work together to solve neighborhood concerns.

Staff Meeting

Community Outreach

Uplifting The Community

With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. We love our neighbors, and we love what we do.

We are out in the community supplying needs to our unsheltered homeless, recently housed individuals and families, and those who need a little extra encouragement, a box of food, or a blanket.

We love gardening and providing ease of access by giving vegetables away with our community partner Amarillo Garden Collective.


Neighborhood Newspaper


We are working to provide our community with many insights on social issues and experiences, fun, inspirational, and educational pieces on different cultures and traditions, along with updates on revitalization efforts being implemented in our neighborhood.

Providing our program participant writers, photographers, and artists a platform to share their talents and lived experiences.   With some tips and experiences about life in one of Amarillos' oldest neighborhoods.

Encouraging a love for the neighborhood is a great way to keep it clean, vibrant, and safe.

Reading Books Makes You Better

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them"

Mother Teresa

Contact Amarillo YCCO

202 S. Louisiana St.  Amarillo, Texas 79106


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