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Abode Services
Grant funds will allow Abode to help at-risk transition age youth identify their potential barriers to housing stability, assist youth with referrals to essential services, and offer emotional support.
Acknowledge Alliance, formerly Cleo Eulau Center
$30,000 Acknowledge Alliance's Collaborative Counseling Program serves at-risk teens, ages 13-18, who are attending the San Mateo Court and Community Schools as a result of being on probation or due to expulsion at their local public schools. Activities include group and individual counseling and transitional assistance to help teens return to public high schools where they will receive continued mental health services.
At The Crossroads $50,000 At the Crossroads provides street outreach, one-on-one counseling, on-the-spot counseling, and referrals to San Francisco homeless youth who are disconnected from services and supportive relationships that could make their lives easier and more sustainable. Grant funds will enable ATC to distribute food and supplies, expand services, and hire more counselors for street outreach.
At The Crossroads $50,000 Grant funds will enable At the Crossroads to leverage additional new funding to match a $400,000 award from the Louis Lurie Foundation.
Community Works West $50,000 Community Works West collaborates with the District Attorney, police, and Juvenile Probation Department to eliminate criminal charges brought against youth using restorative community conferences. Restorative community conferences allow youth to build self-esteem and experience a sense of empathy towards their victims, thus helping to restore wholeness and well-being to the youth, their family, the person harmed, and the affected community.
Court Appointed Special Advocates Program Inc. $15,000 CASA volunteers speak up for the best interests of a child in court. The CASA volunteer may be the only consistent and caring adult presence in the life of a child in foster care. Grant funds will be used to serve an additional 40 children comprising half of CASA's wait list.
East Bay Community Law Center $25,000 EBCLC created the Youth Justice Program in 2012 to address the "school-to-prison" pipeline through three projects: the Justice in Schools project (prevention), the Youth Defense project (legal representation when youth have been detained), and the Starting Over Strong project (to help youth with reentry and jobs after detention). The long-term objective is to end criminalization of youth in schools and the community.
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. $35,000 Grant funds will provide general support for four programs: Huckleberry House for runaway and homeless youth; Huckleberry Community Assessment & Resource Center, a community-based diversion program for youth arrested for non-violent offenses; Huckleberry Wellness Academy, which provides job-readiness trainings and paid internships; and Counseling and Family Reunification Services, including crisis intervention, and individual and family therapy.
New Door Ventures $50,000 New Door Ventures provides disconnected youth with job readiness training and paid jobs with the goal of putting youth on a track to leading self-sufficient, meaningful lives. Youth receive pre-employment training, then are placed in paid internships, working either in New Door's social enterprises or in one of New Door's community partner job sites.
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program $60,000 SF CASA trains volunteers to be advocates for older youth, helping them create comprehensive transition plans, make positive adult connections, and develop strategies to achieve positive outcomes both during and after their time in foster cre. Grant funds will also be used to increase supervision of volunteers, with a focus on educating them about the changes in foster, education, and healthcare systems.
Sunny Hills Services $25,000 Bay Area Youth Center, a division of Sunny Hills, operates Real Alternatives for Adolescents, which places 50 transition-age foster youth ages 16-21 in two-bedroom apartments in Alameda County. Support includes weekly mental health services, independent living skills training, educational assistance, vocational training, and assistance with interview skills, job applications, and placement.
TOTAL 2014 GRANTS $450,000