Youngster Buddies

Youngster buddies is a project for youth between 16 and 28 years old, who have difficulty connecting with peers or who have a small social network.

This can be caused by mental health problems, such as phobias or delusions, but it can also be because they are different from other people, for instance due to autism. Youngsters that feel depressed or excluded can also get a buddy through See You.

Some examples of youngsters who had a youngster buddy:

  • Erik (24) has been in confinement several times because of his psychoses. With his medication he has managed to get it under control, and now he wants to participate again.
  • Lola (16) has borderline and a complicated situation at home.
  • Erika, a young woman, studies at the university, but has difficulty doing so because of her limited social network and anxieties; she fears busy places and bars.
  • Jan-Willem (20) has a long-term depression. He lives with his mom, where the walls are closing in on him. He would love to go out more.

Together with a buddy the youngster can do all sorts of things: catch a movie, go for a drink or just have a chat

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volunteering or help needed?

Do you want to volunteer?


If you need support? Please check our Dutch website or call 020 53 17 600

help needed

What can you do?

We need your help, become a volunteer! You can help by investing your time and energy, by working with citizens of Amsterdam with unusual stories. Or become a donor! Your money will be well spent on care for homeless people, aid for (former) addicts and people living in poverty or social isolation. You are always welcome to drop by and see how your money is spent. Or why not buy one of the products from our online Gift Shop? A present for someone you know, perhaps. It's all contributing towards a better society. And that's great, isn't it?


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