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
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 ...