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$2M grant allows for youth counseling program to expand locally

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services of Williamsburg, a nonprofit organization, has received a $2 million grant to expand its prevention, education and counseling program for youth into other localities, including Gloucester and Mathews counties.

Awarded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the grant provides $400,000 a year for five years to benefit homeless individuals, said a press release. With the funds, Bacon Street will implement its Journey Home Project, addressing the issue of homelessness through substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. The target ages are 10 through 26 year olds.

New offices will be established in Hampton/Newport News, York County, and Gloucester, said the release. Kim Dellinger, executive director of Bacon Street, said the projected location for the Gloucester office is in the village area, but a site has not yet been secured.

“We are beyond thrilled about this amazing opportunity to dramatically expand ...

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