Huntington Youth Bureau Awarded $600,000 Grant

The Huntington Youth Bureau was awarded a $600,000 Federal Grant back in October 2018 to serve runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth and their families in the Town of Huntington.

The Youth Bureau’s Sanctuary Project has been awarded $200,000 every year, for three years, from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Basic Center Program (BCP). This grant is part of the Federal government’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) funding.

“This grant recognizes the great work of the Town of Huntington’s Youth Bureau, specifically our Sanctuary Project, which provides support to Huntington’s vulnerable youth and their families,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.

Basic Center Program grant funding will help Huntington Sanctuary Project provide crisis intervention, hotline services, counseling, parenting groups, independent living programs and short-term emergency housing through a network of local volunteers. The town is one of only four recipients of this grant in the entire State of New York and the only recipient on Long Island. The grant application that was submitted on behalf of Huntington received a perfect score from the evaluation panel.

For additional information on programs and services offered by Huntington Sanctuary Project, visit Sanctuary631.org or call (631) 271-2183. Sanctuary Project also includes the Huntington Hotline which is available 24/7 at (631) 549-8700. All services are free of charge, confidential, and open to all Town of Huntington residents.

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