Was 1 of Only 4 Recipients in New York State and the Only Recipient on Long
Huntington - The Town of Huntington
Youth Bureau was awarded a $600,000 Federal Grant in October 2018 to serve
runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families in the Town of
“This grant recognizes the great
work of the Town of Huntington’s Youth Bureau, specifically our Sanctuary
Project, which provides support to Huntington’s vulnerable youth and their
families,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.
The Youth Bureau’s Sanctuary
Project, which serves at-risk youth in the Town of Huntington, has been awarded
$200,000 every year, for three years, from The U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services Basic Center Program (BCP). This grant is part of the Federal
government’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) funding.
Basic Center Program grant funding
will help Huntington Sanctuary Project provide crisis intervention, hotline
services, counseling, parenting groups, independent living programs and
short-term emergency housing through a network of local volunteer Host Home
families for at-risk youth under 18 in the Town of Huntington. Huntington is
one of only four recipients of this grant in the entire State of New York and
the only recipient on Long Island. The Town of Huntington grant application
received a perfect score from the evaluation panel.
For additional information on
programs and services offered by Huntington Sanctuary Project or to inquire
about become a volunteer host home, visit Sanctuary631.org
or call (631) 271-2183. Sanctuary Project also includes the Huntington Hotline
which is available 24/7 at (631) 549-8700. All services are free of charge,
confidential, and open to all Town of Huntington residents.
Attachment: Town of Huntington
Youth Bureau Sanctuary Program Brochure.