Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of January 20, 2003
CSS meets funding goal for 19th year
Sign of Hope now able to fund new program for street youth
By RAMON GONZALEZ
"We are dealing with 20 young people 16 years of age and over who have 15 children that they are caring for.”
- Marc Barylo
CSS’ spokesperson Marc Barylo described the program as a “residential type” program for graduates of the Safe House program who are struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“We are talking about 20 per cent of our overall Safe House clients who are struggling the most to maintain a healthy lifestyle,” Barylo said. “And of that 20 per cent this year, we are dealing with 20 young people 16 years of age and over who have 15 children that they are caring for.”
Catholic Social Services is planning to rent an apartment complex to provide safe and affordable housing as well as financial, vocational, educational emotional and social support services to at least six youth and their children for a period yet to be determined.
“They need the social support that this kind of program can offer,” Barylo said. The program could be up and running within a month.
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