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YouthCare

At a glance

Type:
Nonprofit
Location:
Seattle, WA
Launch Date:
January 29, 2019
Services:
  • Custom WordPress Features
  • Custom WordPress Theme
  • Front-End Development
  • Information Architecture
  • Responsive Design
  • Training
  • WordPress Theming

Visit the YouthCare website

Home page screenshot of YouthCare.org

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 "Why Are Youth Homeless?" page of YouthCare.org with infographic
The “Why Are Youth Homeless?” page of the website features an editable graphic with an engaging design.

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.

The 2019 Luncheon page for YouthCare.org
This page for the 2019 luncheon utilized a custom-built layout builder for more visually engaging pages.
YouthCare.org Get Help page
The “Get Help” page for YouthCare provides a quick, visual overview of all of YouthCare’s services for youth. It’s available in 6 languages and worked on any size screen.
A phone-size screenshot of the YouthCare.org home page
The website is now “responsive”, working on any size screen from phone to large TV!