Annual Report & Financials

2020 was a year filled with the unexpected and unprecedented. From the COVID-19 crisis, to uprisings throughout the nation in response to police brutality and murder, to the ongoing failure of the systems of care that our young people are involved in, the barriers our youth faced were significant. Instead of retracting in the face of seemingly intractable problems, More Than Words launched new businesses, stepped up our individual advocacy, and pushed hard for systemic change. Most importantly, our youth continued to make meaningful progress in work, school, and life.

Our Financials:

Our highly sustainable hybrid-funding model means we can do more with every philanthropic dollar, putting it to work for our youth. Through our innovative social enterprise, young adults contribute directly to their futures and our bottom line by generating revenue that offsets the cost of services.

The biggest change I’ve experienced since starting at MTW is having more motivation. MTW helped me feel excited again. I looked forward to coming to work and that excitement had a positive effect on lots of other areas of my life. MTW is a play button from pause, it’s a second chance for many people like me.

Robyn, MTW Graduate