BRUNSWICK, GA – March 16, 2020 – Officials at Safe Harbor Center announced today that the nonprofit organization has been awarded funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program to support and expand services to end homelessness among youth in Glynn and Camden counties. The new funding will add to Safe Harbor’s diverse portfolio of services designed to assist children and youth who are homeless and those that have been abused, abandoned or neglected.
The approved funding effectively “green lights” Safe Harbor’s ability to expand the organization’s STRIVE Transitional Living Program by adding rapid re-housing as an option for homeless youth, 18-24 years of age. Rapid re-housing has demonstrated to be a primary solution for ending homelessness. It has been proven to be effective in quickly getting those experiencing homelessness into permanent housing and increasing self-sufficiency. By connecting individuals and youth with a home, they are in a better position to address other challenges that may have led to their homelessness. Rapid re-housing has also been effective for people traditionally perceived to be more difficult to serve, including individuals with limited or no income and survivors of child abuse and neglect.