2010-11 Recipient - Channel Islands YMCA

Amount Awarded: 
$ 100,000

Community Needs : Family Support Services, Homelessness, Housing Assistance, Juvenile justice/violence prevention, Youth Engagement K-12

This grant supplied case managers and other support services for the Transitional-age Youth (TAY) Housing Program at Artisan Court, now called "My Home", serving young adults aged 18-21, many of whom have aged out of the foster care system. Artisan Court is an affordable housing complex built by the SB Housing Authority. The TAY Housing Program provides clinical counseling, guidance in job preparedness and financial competency as well as assistance in obtaining educational credentials for the homeless teens housed at Artisan Court. Statistics for SB show that approximately one-third of the youth aging out of foster care are homeless within 6 months. Therefore, the SB Housing Authority is providing 15 units at Artisan Court specifically for youth coming from foster care. Residents in the program will be required to attend school or have a job.

2010 Channel Islands YFS girl in red sweater in kitchenette
2010 Channel Islands YFS boy sitting in his new bedroom
Project Title: 
My Home at Artisan Court