Outreach program awarded $10.5M grant

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Associated Press

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 11:01 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (AP) — An outreach program in Louisville has received a $10.5 million grant over five years to help more than 400 runaway and homeless youth agencies across the country.

According to The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/XrOuyP), the grant to National Safe Place is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

It will be used to coordinate the efforts of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center for the next five years. Safe Place will receive $2.1 million each of those years.

Safe Place was created as an outreach program of Shelter House by the YMCA of Greater Louisville in 1983.

Since its inception, it has grown from a local agency helping 70 youths into a network of more than 20,000 locations in 1,566 communities across the country.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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