YouthCare provides comprehensive services to support Seattle and King County’s homeless and formerly homeless youth. Those supports include emergency shelter, housing, education, job training, and even political advocacy.
YouthCare’s seven-year-old website no longer met their needs. It looked out-dated, had grown unwieldy with cluttered information, and was not “responsive” to all screen sizes.
Working with MRW Web Design, YouthCare received a comprehensive website overhaul including:
- Support through a content audit and restructure
- Website audience and needs assessment
- Full new site specification and design brief
- New custom website design by Kat Marshello Studio
- New custom WordPress theme
- Training and support throughout site rebuild
The results speak for themselves!
The new site design is extremely clean and functional, supporting the wide range of site users and content. Forms that were previously spread across numerous 3rd-party services now live on the site. Exciting, editable graphics show the range of services and outcomes. Key information for youth in immediate need of services is presented in a highly-scannable page and translated into 5 languages other than English.
Having rewritten nearly the full website and rebuilt the site in WordPress, YouthCare’s site editors now have full control of their website. They’re putting that to great use with a new section on advocacy and brand new blog!
Special care during the project focused development, training, and content entry efforts on keeping the website accessible for all users, an important attribute for a website of a organization with a social justice mission.