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Santa Clarita Winter Shelter Receives Funds

Family Assistance Program, daytime case management continue.

Posted: February 27, 2008 3:12 p.m.
Updated: April 29, 2008 5:02 a.m.

The Santa Clarita Valley Emergency Winter Shelter may only be open a few more weeks, yet the demand for individuals seeking to take advantage of the shelter's services was so high this season that the facility was in danger of running out of funding early this month.

Specifically, the Family Assistance Program needed $5,400 to continue, while maintenance of a daytime case management required an additional $30,000.

The Family Assistance Program is necessary to fund motel reservations for families with children, since children are not accepted at the Emergency Winter Shelter. Daytime case management is vital to the shelter's operations because it provides individuals with the opportunity to seek assistance in securing work or placement in programs to enrich their lives.

According to Tim Davis, president of the non-profit Santa Clarita Community Development Corp., which operates the shelter, the fundraising efforts to secure funding for both programs has been a success. The shelter has raised more than $5,400 for the Family Assistance Program, and roughly $15,000 for daytime case management.

"We've received enough money, and then some, for the Family Assistance Program," he said. "We're also about halfway there for the daytime case management program."

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