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I’m Jessica and this is HealthShack™, the place to keep life records – everything from your birth certificate to social security card to medical history. It’s a secure and simple-to-use site developed for youth like us, by youth like us, to store documents that are super important, yet easy to lose.

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By making life
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HealthShack
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HealthShack was designed in 2009 with the help of Youth Ambassadors who know exactly what it’s like to start taking charge of your life. Healthshack is named for an actual shack at Wind Youth Services in Sacramento, CA, where youth can go to receive sound advice and other basic things they need.

We help youth by providing a safe and simple-to-use site where you can store the personal information you want such as your medical record, social security card, school transcript, and housing history. Records like these are easy to lose, yet so important when it comes to things like check-ups, job interviews, and finding a place to live.

We make life easy to track.

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On HealthShack, you can store your personal history in one safe spot — like a virtual filing cabinet.

We started with health records. Then we expanded to other life documents and accomplishments such as school transcripts, identification, and housing history.

You choose what information you want to keep on the site, plus control who can see it.

Profile

Profile

Share your profile and connect with other HealthShack members.

Health Record

Health Record

Upload your medical history and print an emergency medical card.

Education

Education

Track schools you’ve attended, report cards, awards, and accomplishments.

Career

Career

Build a resume and reference list to help you find work.

Housing

Housing

List people who have helped you and the places you’ve lived.

Life Docs

Life Docs

Safeguard documents that identify you and permit you to work.

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Local Areas Where HealthShack is Being Used

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Between ages 16 and 25, you start learning to be self-sufficient. Here’s a list of resources to help you in this process that are endorsed by HealthShack’s Youth Ambassadors. If you have visited one of these resources, please offer your own rating of the services you received.

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Find a JobManage MoneyLegal AssistanceCommunity Services

No matter where you live, these resources may be helpful.

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Our non-profit, government, and health service partner organizations function as HealthShack product champions to ultimately improve the lives of youth in transition.

Partners support our users through outreach and engagement, plus work with us to identify and source revenue through private foundations and grants.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner with HealthShack, please fill out this contact form.

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Here are some of our partners.

Aspiranet
Aspiranet

Aspiranet is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) headquartered in South San Francisco, which offers a statewide network of innovative and multi-faceted services that enhances the lives of over 10,000 families each year. Aspiranet’s work includes four non-profit divisions in the areas of child welfare services including foster care and adoption, afterschool programs, mental health and family support services.

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Lutheran Social Services of Northern California
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California

We provide support services and compassionate guidance to help individuals, families, and youth emerging from foster care stabilize their lives and become self-sufficient. LSS currently serves Sacramento, San Francisco, Contra Costa and San Joaquin Counties. Programs include money management services, case management in transitional and permanent supportive housing sites. Youth services include housing and case management services to homeless youth focusing on GED/High School Diploma completion, employment/income attainment, and life skills development.

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EMQ Families First
EMQ Families First

EMQ FamiliesFirst does whatever it takes to help children in crisis and their families. We are recognized for innovative mental health treatment, foster care and social services that help families recover from trauma, abuse and addiction, and rebuild their lives. We fight for sustainable change and advocate for improvements in the local, state and federal systems that serve children in need.

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Our Kids
Our Kids

The mission of Our Kids is to oversee and lead a coordinated system of care delivering excellence to abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

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Youth Empowerment Support YES! Program
Youth Empowerment Support YES! Program

YES! MISSION

Through integrating valued personal experience in mental health, child welfare and probation services, Youth Empowerment Support (YES) provides opportunities and trainings for community and system transformation as well as direct support, groups, and leadership opportunities for young people at risk of, in, or emancipating out of system services.

YES! VISION

Personal experience is valued and utilized in community and system transformation. Each young person transitioning into adulthood has the opportunity to engage and develop tools to reach their goals.

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Wind Youth Services
Wind Youth Services

Wind Youth Services works with youth experiencing homelessness, helping them find safety from the streets and giving them access to resources to help them move from crisis to healthy functioning and independent lives.

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Sierra Health Foundation
Sierra Health Foundation

Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy investing in and serving as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California through convening, educating and strategic grantmaking. In 2008, Sierra Health’s start-up funds supported development of HealthShack’s initial technology phase, youth input into the web design and enrollment of youth in the pilot program. The pilot – a collaboration with Wind Youth Services, UC Davis Adolescent Medicine, CSU Sacramento Public Health Nursing, Linkage to Education and FollowMe, Inc., was designed to improve health access and outcomes for marginalized, homeless and systems-based youth in Sacramento County. Sierra Health Foundation continues to support HealthShack as a project partner.

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Sacramento USD
Sacramento USD

We provides services through the Parker Family Resource Center/Homeless Services Office to support the enrollment and attendance of homeless students in school and to assure equal educational opportunities for homeless children and youth.

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UC Davis Adolescent Medicine
UC Davis Adolescent Medicine

UC Davis Children’s Hospital is the Sacramento region’s only comprehensive hospital for children. From primary care offices to specialty and intensive care clinics, pediatric experts provide compassionate care to more than 100,000 children each year and conduct research on causes and improved treatments for conditions such as autism, asthma, obesity, cancer and birth defects.

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