HELENA YOUTH HOMES
July 31, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
About HELENA YOUTH HOMES
The mission of Youth Homes is “to help every youth feel safe, have a sense of belonging and find a place to call home.”
Helena Youth Homes serves Lewis & Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater counties. Our parent organization, Youth Homes, Inc., serves all of western Montana.
Project / Needs
Our therapeutic group home, the Jan Shaw Home for Girls, is in the process of forming a partnership with Cohesion Dance. Cohesion will provide dance classes and instruction to our residents. We are currently partnering to write grants and find funding for this project. Our homes are in need of certain improvements and upgrades. Our shelter, the Margaret Stuart Youth Home, is in need of new gutters and a few new windows. New kitchen cabinets, a commercial refrigerator and dishwasher are also on the list of upgrades we’d like to make this year. The Jan Shaw Home for Girls needs new hallway carpet.
We received a grant from the Treacy Foundation last year to remove and replace the flooring at the Margaret Stuart Youth Home. We recently completed our Christmas appeals process, which resulted in three times more donations from the community than we received last year. Run 4 Kids is our fundraiser connected with the Governor’s Cup race; runners join our team and solicit donations. In the fall we do a back-to-school campaign.
How will the funds be used
The use of the funds from the AFCN may depend upon the time they are received. If the AFCN is scheduled this spring, the funds may be used towards some of the capital improvements listed above. If the AFCN is scheduled closer to the summer, the funds may be used for a special activity. During the summer, we take our residents on a few outings, such as a two-day camping trip, trips to Yellowstone or Glacier, or a trip to Silverwood.