This past year we have learned of the untimely passing of several youth. In response to this difficult news, we have created a process by which our staff, volunteers, and other youth can grieve together. One of our long-time volunteers created a Memorial Tree, which now graces our Day Space with the names of youth who have passed on leaves of the tree. We also host a vigil in the memory of the youth and the HomePlate community is invited. We strive to honor each youth who has shared their journey with us no matter the outcome.