sanctuary_logoSanctuary, a specialized project run by the Huntington Youth Bureau, assists youth between the ages of 12 and 21 who have run away from or been asked to leave home, or are otherwise at risk of being homeless.  Through their various programs, Sanctuary’s professional staff members provide individual, family and group counseling, crisis intervention, and referrals to short-term emergency housing and/ or long term independent living programs, as is appropriate to the individual circumstances and needs of the child. While grants are provided to cover these professional services at no cost to the families, money is not provided to supply these kids with often-lacking daily necessities, such as school or work clothing, underwear, feminine hygiene products, winter clothing, boots, and meals during transitional times, as well as school supplies, bus passes, and prescriptions. Funds raised through our Split Plate would be used in helping these youth obtain such individual necessities. This program provides a needed service for at-risk youth right in our own community. Please visit the project’s webpage for more information: http://hybydri.org/Sanctuary.html