The Center at Sierra Health Foundation awarded a state grant to Bright Futures for Youth in the amount of $937,00 to the organization. The award will fund the expansion of outreach and case management operations over a three-year period. Young people who are homeless are also dealing with trauma that has a negative impact on their mental and physical health, as well as their capacity to maintain financial security.
The yearly funding from the Nevada County-based nonprofit Bright Futures for Adolescents (SAFE) will assist staff in locating and connecting with homeless youth in the county. The SAFE program also aids students with the application process for college or trade school, financial assistance, and even through the often-confusing process of getting vital paperwork.
The Elevate Youth California award is made possible by proceeds from Proposition 64, which legalized adult non-medical cannabis usage in the state of California in 1996. The SAFE Program of Bright Futures for Youth joins a group of 60 other community-based and tribal organizations in California that have won a total of $52 million in funding.
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