Finding a home for young men

Posted at 8:23 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 08:23:15-05

Keif Stewart, 20, decided to take a new path after finding himself in a bad situation.

“I could have probably be dead right now if I didn't think about changing my life,” Stewart said.


He got his GED and found a home at Plymouth Crossroads in Lancaster.

“We are all family and I believe it. It was good for me to be here. If I wasn't here I don't know what I'd be doing right now,” Stewart said.


Director Jennifer Thorpe said they are like a family.

“Plymouth Crossroads is a home to boys 16 to 20 who don't have a safe place to call home. Many are homeless and runaways. Different instances bring them here,” Thorpe said.

Stewart said he had a hard life before Plymouth full of violence and other trouble. Now, he is on the right track and said he has advice for other young men.

“You call and give them your story and they are not going to turn you down,” Stewart said.

Plymouth has been open for about five years, serving about eight boys at a time and more than 100 young men since they opened in 2011.

“Now, that we've been at this for several years, for most of them it's truly reshaped their future. We can't change the past but we reshaped the future,” Thorpe said.

In order continue to change they say they need help from the community. They need everything from donations of food, to household items and of course money. Stewart said it will change lives.

“It's a light, it's a light of happiness. If you are 16 and older and you just don't see things going right come to Plymouth,” Stewart said.





Stay in Touch Anywhere, Anytime with News, Weather and Video -- Download the WKBW app:

Android App

iPhone/iPad App

Or Sign Up for Our Newsletters -- Delivered to Your E-mail:

E-News, Forecast and Bills Beat Newsletters