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January 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Homeless youth outreach to get a $450,000 boost in King County

Three of King County’s leading service providers for homeless youth won’t have to worry about how to fund street outreach efforts for this year. After the nonprofits struggled to fill a budget gap caused by sharp federal funding cuts last fall, Auburn Youth Resources, Seattle-based YouthCare and Kirkland-based Friends of Youth will receive $450,000 from three…

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November 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Struggling Seattle shelter for young adults likely to get city funding

A struggling young adult shelter at YouthCare’s James W. Ray Orion Center will likely stay open next year after the Seattle City Council’s budget committee voted unanimously Monday to grant the shelter $130,000. The full council is expected to vote on the budget next Monday.

The contribution more than matches the $120,000 in funding the Metropolitan King County  Council approved last week for the shelter. Combined, the funds will make it possible for the 15-20 bed center to stay open at least five nights a week next year.

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