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Jul 23, 2014

Bridges Emergency Assistance Program Receives $2,000 Giving Circle Grant

Bridges Program Supervisor Scott Conger, right, receives a $2,000 grant from a Clark County Giving Circle Member.

Each year the Giving Circle of Clark County targets an issue of local importance with its grant awards. This year’s focus was services for youth experiencing a significant challenge.

For youth served by Janus Youth Programs’ Bridges Program, challenges such as incidental expenses are part of life – unfortunately they can present a significant challenge to youth who were previously homeless and trying to maintain housing. Perhaps it’s being unable to pay for a food handler’s card and losing a job offer as a result. It might be living in the dark with only cold water because utility bills were higher than expected or it may be a need for a crib or a bus pass to get back and forth to work.  For the more than 100 youth ages 18 to 25 that Bridges works with every year, these and similar challenges can jeopardize the program’s ability to help youth attain self-sufficiency.

With Bridges’ funding limited to case management and rent assistance, the $2,000 grant awarded by the Giving Circle will insure that youth in the Bridges’ program have the resources to ...

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