- Associated Press - Monday, November 7, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon organization has been awarded more than $1 million in grants to fight youth homelessness and human trafficking.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/2efTqW8 ) that the Cascade Youth & Family Center in Bend will receive federal money over the next three years. The center is a program of J Bar J Youth Services.

According to J Bar J’s Amanda Gow, director of community programs, the organization is planning to launch a street outreach program and have case managers provide homeless teens with food, warm clothing, emergency medical services and a place to sleep.

The group also operates a transitional housing facility for homeless teens called LOFT.

Gow says Oregon is one of the states with the highest rates of youth homelessness.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com


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