“The Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative is a critical tool in the fight to end homelessness and extreme generational poverty.”
StoryThe Multi-Service Center in Federal Way was awarded $150,000 in grants to offer critical services to youth and families facing the imminent risk of homelessness. Grant funds are administered through King County Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative.
“The Best Starts for Kids Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative is a critical tool in our mission to end homelessness and extreme generational poverty,” said Metropolitan King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer, who represents Federal Way on the County Council. “Non-profits such as the Multi-Service Center provide essential services to families in South King County, helping to prevent homelessness before it starts and working with families to realize their full potential.”
The initiative will help families that are on the verge of being homeless by addressing their specific needs, such as clothes for a job interview or help with the first month’s rent.
The Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative is the first strategy funded by Best Starts for Kids, a six-year levy that will generate nearly $400 million for initiatives that promote healthier, more resilient children, youth and communities. It includes $19 million to prevent homelessness, starting now with $4 million awarded to 27 community-based nonprofit organizations that successfully competed for levy funds.
|Councilmember von Reichbauer with Robin Corak, Executive Director, Multi-Service Center, one of the agencies that will be receiving funds from the Youth and Family Homelessness
Prevention Initiative that is part of the Best Starts for Kids Levy.