Home Prior Grants Grants During Fiscal 2019

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At The Crossroads
At The Crossroads works with young people on the streets in the Downtown/Tenderloin area of San Francisco who are homeless or unstably housed, are not accessing other services, and are disconnected from support systems that could help make their lives healthier and more stable. ATC employs radical empathy and harm reduction to provide material and counseling support to these disconnected youth.
Beyond Emancipation
$25,000 B:E provides housing, education and workforce development programs that support youth to build skills, knowledge, experience & relationships needed to live healthy, productive and connected lives in Alameda County. Funding will support B:E's GROW Culinary, Health, Wellness and Farm Programs.
Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, Inc. $75,000 Funds will be used to provide transitional age foster youth with a supportive adult who will work with the youth to ensure that their housing and educational needs are met, and that they develop the independent living skills to become self-sufficient adults. In particular, CASA is working this year to set up additional mental health services for foster youth in the Contra Costa County.
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. $75,000 Funding will be used for transition age youth counseling and case management services, which include individual, group, and family counseling, family strengthening and reunification, mental health and substance abuse counseling, support for sexually exploited clients, and wraparound aids for employment, housing, and juvenile justice. Strategic priorities for 2019-2020 center around HYP’s work with justice-involved youth. In SF, with the recent vote of the Board of Supervisors to close juvenile hall by 2021, HYP will be poised to influence innovative alternatives to incarceration.
New Door Ventures $50,000 Second year funding will help New Door grow its youth employment program in the East Bay, where there are more than 35,000 disconnected youth and fewer programs for the highest-risk youth than in San Francisco. New Door has launched three expansion sites in the East Bay, two in Oakland and one in Hayward. Two other program sites are partnerships with foster youth providers (First Place for Youth, Beyond Emancipation, Side by Side,) who provide housing, mental health services and case management while New Door provides new or additional employment opportunities.
Project Avary $25,000 Project Avary's leadership program provides children with incarcerated parents with a long-term community of support and belonging, and empowers youth with the life and leadership skills that will support them to break free from generational cycles of incarceration. Teens and young adults serve as paid Junior Counselors and Associate Counselors mentoring younger children in the program, serving as a powerful example of hope and promise for the younger Avary children.
Success Center of San Francisco $25,000 Success Center continues to focus its work on marginalized Transitional Aged Youth who have been involved in the justice and/or foster care systems. New Directions Employment Program provides youth with a comprehensive career assessment, job readiness training, job search support, job placement, access to job training programs and on-the-job training opportunities. Success Center has undertaken multiple mergers this year, broadening their geographic reach into Alameda, San Mateo and Sonoma counties.
Sunny Hills Services/BAYC $40,000 Side by Side's RAFA program helps offset skyrocketing housing costs to provide critically important safe, supported housing and extensive mental health, social and case management services for transition-age foster and probation youth (16-24) on the threshold of independence in Alameda County. Real Alternatives youth have prolonged histories of abuse and neglect, exploitation, or substantial abuse.
Youth Homes, Inc. $75,000 Youth Homes focuses on foster kids in Contra Costa County with the highest level of acuity who have experienced multiple placement failures, kids who have nowhere else to turn for help. The organization is in the process of evolving from a small agency for foster youth to a fully integrated professional establishment, which has been challenging. A capacity-building grant will improve systems and operations and create efficiencies enabling staff to make informed decisions as they become a data-driven organization.
TOTAL 2019 GRANTS $415,000