The Santa Barbara Foundation awarded Youth and Family Services YMCA a $35,000 grant to support our work in providing a safety-net for underserved youth and families in Santa Barbara County. YFS was among 22 other organizations that were recently recognized by the foundation at a reception. This funding is designated for operating expenses and direct costs related to our service delivery.
The Santa Barbara Foundation was established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy. As the largest community foundation in the county and a major source of funding for local nonprofits, the foundation is committed to building philanthropy, strengthening the nonprofit sector and solving community problems. Thank you Santa Barbara Foundation for recognizing our work.
Teen CERT Fifteen teen and tweens graduated from the 7th Annual UCSB/Isla Vista Teen CERT class conducted August 7 – 11.
The longest running Teen CERT program in Santa Barbara County is the partnership of St. George Youth Center, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the City of Goleta! Thanks to these collaborative efforts, our community is better prepared for earthquakes and other emergencies!
Women’s Fund Santa Barbara The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara held the 2017 Site Visit Kick-Off in September at The Fess Parker. Noah’s Anchorage received a grant of $65,000 to provide much-needed upgrades to our home and furnishings to meet the new state accreditation requirements. Meghan Rourke, Associate Executive Director, addressed the audience of 300 guests to update them on our progress.
Women’s Fund members will be able to tour Noah’s to see the staff offices, bedrooms, bathrooms, common living spaces and the multipurpose garage. They will see firsthand how Noah’s is a home environment where staff provide a wide range of services to youth and families who face difficult personal issues.
Homeless Prevention Candlelight Who experiences homelessness? Why does it happen to them? Where can they go for help?
November is National Runaway Prevention Month. Please join Youth and Family Services YMCA for a candlelight forum to help raise awareness of the local and national tragedy of homelessness.