Two Ohio service groups received a $430,000 grant on Sunday. The Next Step program based out of Cleveland, and the Lighthouse Youth Services Group in Cincinnati, will use the grants to help homeless youth in Ohio. The money will be used in Cincinnati to build a new facility that includes a 28-bed shelter for homeless youth ages 18-24.
The grants were announced by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine after he saw the need to help Ohio foster children became apparent in the Ohio Child Safety Summits held earlier this year.
Lighthouse Youth Services has been active in the Cincinnati community since 1969, and provides everything from services to homeless youth and runaways to foster care, adoption, and independent living services.