WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Family and Youth Services Bureau for two West Virginia organizations to support West Virginia youth currently experiencing homelessness. The funding will support two Transitional Living Programs, which work to help youth who are experiencing homelessness transition to self-sufficient living. The programs provide money management, life skills and job attainment trainings as well as educational opportunities, counseling and other resources.

“West Virginians are known for coming together in times of need, and we are proud of this reputation,” Senator Capito said. “Regardless of circumstance, our young West Virginians deserve stability and the opportunity to succeed, and HHS’ Transitional Living Program will help provide that needed support. I am proud to announce this funding, which will help individuals get back on solid footing and put them on a path to long-term recovery by providing housing opportunities and supportive services.”

“More than 10,000 children in West Virginia and 1.4 million children across the country are currently experiencing homelessness. Unfortunately, many of these young West Virginians cannot return home or have no home to return to. The Transitional Living Programs support West Virginia youth making the difficult transition to living on their own by providing educational opportunities, counseling and trainings on life skills, money management and getting a job. Addressing youth homelessness continues to be one of my top priorities, and I will continue to fight for funding to end youth homelessness in West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said.

Individual awards listed below:

  • $250,000 – The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia
  • $250,000 – Youth Services System

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