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FORT BEND PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH NEEDS NEW MEETING PLACE FOR THREE PROGRAMS LEFT HOMELESS AFTER FIRE

posted Sep 1, 2011, 1:58 PM by Crissy Nolen


The house used as a meeting place by Fort Bend Partnership for Youth, a not for profit organization with a mission of reducing youth involvement with the juvenile justice system by establishing positive relationships between youthful offenders and volunteer mentors from the community, burned beyond repair on June 14, 2011. In addition to being used by the Partnership’s Male Mentoring Program, it was used by WINGS, a program run by Child Advocates that teaches independent living skills to youth who have “aged-out” of the foster care system and by Child Protective Service as a place for supervised visits between parents, children and caseworkers. These programs are now homeless.

The organization is actively searching for a new house. The down payment, however, is an unbudgeted expense. “We need to raise money to buy the house,” says Mary Gready, Supervisor, Special Programs. “We also need funds to replace the furniture and household goods that burned.”

For more information, contact Mary Gready at (281) 633-7317 or greadmar@co.fort-bend.tx.us. Donations can be sent by check, payable to: Fort Bend Partnership for Youth and mailed to Fort Bend Partnership for Youth, 122 Golfview Drive, Richmond, Texas 77649, att: Mary Gready. 

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