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Shelter Care Inc. of Tallmadge program receives $200,000 grant

Published: October 2, 2016 12:00 AM

Shelter Care Inc. program receives $200,000 grant

Congressman Tim Ryan announces a $200,000 grant will be awarded to Shelter Care Inc., 32 South Ave. This grant will fund the Street Outreach Services program, which addresses the needs of runaway, homeless and street youth by providing outreach services to help young people leave the streets and transition to a safe living arrangement.

Shelter Care is a residential treatment program for children between the ages of 6 and 18 with emotional, behavioral, or family adjustment issues.

"The number of homeless youth in Ohio has more than doubled over the last decade, and if we do not act that number will continue to grow," said Ryan. "I congratulate Shelter Care in receiving this important funding that will both change and save lives. The work they do for these young people is making a real difference here in our community."

"On behalf of Shelter Care's Board of Directors, administration, and staff, we are sincerely grateful to receive this award for our Safe Landing Youth Shelters," said Wes Fair, Executive Director of Shelter Care. "This grant ensures that our agency will continue to provide crisis residential care and treatment to the many children, youth and families in our community."

The mission of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is to promote safety, stability and well-being for people who have experienced or been exposed to violence, neglect or trauma. FYSB supports programs that provide shelter, community services and prevention education for youth, adults and families and works closely and collaboratively with a number of agencies both within the Department of Health and Human Services and across the government.

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