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Youth Villages Greensboro receives $43,400 grant to support transitional living

August 19, 2011

Transitional Living specialists help kids who have aged out of foster care like Mariah. She has been served through the Greensboro, NC program and is a YV Scholar.

Youth Villages received a generous $43,400 grant from the Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation to support the transitional living program in the Youth Villages Greensboro location. The YV TL program provides young adults leaving foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems the intensive in-home support and guidance they need to make a successful transition to adulthood.

Over the next year, the TL program will serve 30 young adults in the Greensboro community and more than 80 youth throughout North Carolina. Created in 1999 to address the growing concern of unprepared youth aging out of foster care or state custody, YV’s TL program has served 4,082 nationally and more than 200 youth in North Carolina since the program expanded to the state in 2008. Since its inception, the program has maintained an average success rate of 80 percent of youth living at home, with family, or independently; reporting no trouble with the law; and in school, graduated from high school, or in GED classes.

The Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation supports the work of selected tax exempt healthcare, educational and social service organizations. The Foundation seeks to assist projects which are designed to improve the quality of life for women, children, and the elderly and those who are poor.

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