Grant to Fund Case Manager Position at Brighton Center's Oppurtunity Youth
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation awarded the Brighton Center a $57,710 grant to advance the work around Opportunity Youth through the hiring of a full-time case manager.
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation previously funded a planning grant for Brighton Center to develop a comprehensive plan focused on coordinating and aligning a continuum of services for opportunity youth ages 16 to 24 in Northern Kentucky.
Part of the planning included convening partners to identify trends or issues impacting Opportunity Youth, key gaps in services to meet their needs, and help formulate recommendations for improvement to strengthen the continuum of care for Opportunity Youth in Northern Kentucky.
The need for a dedicated Opportunity Youth case manager arose as a result of that planning process.
Through this investment, Brighton Center will be able to engage and provide support to eighty Opportunity Youth, which will result in removing barriers to employment and moving them toward self-sufficiency, a news release said.
“The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/U.S. Bank Foundation is a true leader in our region, and we are so grateful for their dedication and commitment to addressing the often complex needs of youth in our community, especially those who are disconnected from work or school,” said Wonda Winkler, Brighton Center’s Executive Vice President. “This grant is an important step to supporting our youth, and helping them develop a plan for their future.”