The purpose of this project was to write a grant to strengthen an existing program for homeless youth in New Image Emergency Shelter in Long Beach, California. This proposed project would provide counseling and psycho education groups that address mental health, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS issues. An extensive literature review was conducted to determine what risks homeless youth experience and to discover which interventions successfully aid them.
The Basic Center Program was selected as a funding source for this proposed project to aid the New Image Emergency Shelter add additional services: (1) weekly individual counseling to address mental health and substance abuse issues and (2) biweekly psycho-education groups to prevent HIV/AIDS epidemics. This project would decrease the homeless epidemic and related risks through providing services in Long Beach that are truly needed. Receiving support from professionals and peers, these homeless youth will have the opportunity to have a brighter future.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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