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Youth Services Bureau begins fund drive

Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County began 25 years ago to address the needs of area youth and their families. As community needs arose, programs were developed to address them, and today 18 programs and services are offered through the YSB.

According to the YSB, over the years there have been increased incidences of runaways, family dysfunction and other complex problems. Education, support and encouragement to deal with the issues facing the youth of today and their families are part of the programs.

Sara Landrum, a past YSB staff member and board member, states, “I feel one of YSB’s greatest strengths is that it stayed in tune with the issues facing Huntington County’s youth and have continually developed programs to meet those specific needs.”

As the needs of young people continue to increase, the Youth Services Bureau has begun a community fund drive known as “Striving to Make a Difference.” To guarantee that the programs and services being offered go on, a goal of $15,000 has been set. All money raised stays in Huntington County and all contributions are tax deductible.

Examples of how the money raised will be used include: $25 purchases 150 suicide prevention informational cards, $50 ensures a student will have the school supplies needed, $60 provides an infant with a safe child car seat, $75 supplies five suicide prevention posters with informational cards, $100 presents an entire seventh grade class with suicide prevention education and a gift of $300 trains a class of up to 30 adults in suicide prevention.

To learn more about or support the Youth Services Bureau or the programs and services offered, contact Jan Williams at (260) 356-9681. E-mail questions to ysbadm@choiceonemail.com. The agency website is www.ysbofhuntingtonco.org.