Saint Francis Community Services (SFCS) has been awarded two grants that will be used to help fund the non-profit, community-based child and family services agency’s independent living technical skills program. The program, Independent Living Skills and Drills, serves foster youth who are about to “age out” of the foster care system on their 18th birthday and who have no family support system.
The Interactive Intelligence Foundation of Indianapolis, Ind., awarded SFCS $20,000 to teach foster youth computer and technology skills in preparation for joining the adult workforce or for applying to college or technical school. The funds will also help students complete their high school course work so they can obtain their high school diploma or earn a GED.
The Greater Salina Community Foundation L.P. “Pat” Mullen Fund awarded an additional $5,000 that will also be used to support the program.
“Both the Interactive Intelligence Fund and the Greater Salina Community Foundation have shown, through these generous grant awards, the value they place on our young people, particularly those in foster care with Saint Francis,” said Todd Hadnot, SFCS program manager of education and independent living services. “These grants will help ensure that those who ‘age out’ are equipped with the skills they need to compete in the workplace, college, or technical school.”
About Saint Francis Community Services
Saint Francis Community Services is a donor-supported, faith-based, child and family, community-based service provider that has been a voice of hope for children and families since 1945. Our mission is to be an instrument of healing for children, youths, and families in spirit, mind, and body, so they live responsibly and productively with purpose and hope. For more information about Saint Francis, visit www.st-francis.org or call 1-800-423-1342.