Clark Youth Shelter presented with Award PDF Print E-mail

The Clark County Youth Shelter & Family Services, Inc. was recently awarded with an impressive award.

During this year’s National Safe Place Network Conference, held in Louisville, Kentucky, the Shelter was presented with the 2014 Model Program Award. Out of all the Safe Place Agencies across the United States, the Clark County Youth Shelter was honored for their dedication to the promoting the word on Safe Place to the local community Dalevina Lawson, the Safe Place Coordinator, said, “It is such an honor to get this award for our program. We try to reach as many youth as possible to let them know the help is there if they need it. It is awesome to be recognized for our efforts!”
Since the late eighties, the Clark County Youth Shelter has operated the Safe Place program for Clark and Floyd Counties. During that time, the Shelter has assisted over 700 youth in a time of crisis, which proves the program is a necessity in our community. Currently the Shelter manages over 80 different Safe Place location in the two counties. Additionally, the Safe Place Coordinator strives to reach over 6,000 youth each year and educate them about the Safe Place program.