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Hearts with a Mission gets $20K grant to keep supporting homeless youth

Hearts with a Mission just received a $20,000 grant from AllCare Health's COVID-19 Resiliency Fund.

Posted: Jun 4, 2020 4:56 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Medford nonprofit that works to support homeless youth just received an influx of funding to keep their work alive during the economic downturn caused by coronavirus.

Hearts with a Mission announced on Thursday that it received a $20,000 grant from AllCare Health's COVID-19 Resiliency Fund to help provide services for homeless, runaway, and transitional youth in a time of crisis.

"Hearts With A Mission serves homeless, runaway, and transitional youth in crisis by providing shelter, educational support, mentoring, family reunification, and transition planning with a faith-based approach," the organization said in a statement.


RELATED: Hearts with a Mission getting ready to open youth transitional housing


The nonprofit's youth shelter provides services for youth ages 10 through 17, and its Transitional Living Program home serves homeless young adults ages 18 to 22.

"Hearts With A Mission will be using funds to support our increase in expenses due to COVID-19 for additional staffing with kids now home all day and needing extra educational support; increased costs for shelter food, utilities, and paper products; and to replace a loss of revenue due to cancellation of our two major fundraisers," the organization said.

Hearts with a Mission says that it has provided over 48,810 nights of shelter to more than 1,163 youth in Jackson and Josephine counties since it opened in 2010.

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