Hudson County Freeholders Approved $198,300 in Funding to Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center

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Jersey City-The Hudson County Board of Freeholders approved the County of Hudson to provide funds through the Department of Health and Human Services to Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center to conduct Youth Needs Assessment totaling $198,300 for fiscal year 2020.

The purpose of the program is to support a day services program for at risk youth, ages 12 to 21, who may become homeless.

Also the Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center will create an assessment tool, to support a day services program for fifty young people.  The program support individuals who are at risk of homelessness or incarceration due to a family conflict.  These services program will provide life skills programming support groups for young people and parents, recreation, food, counseling, parent coaching, crisis intervention, educational assessment and homework help. Haven Adolescent Community Respite Center, based in Jersey City, has the internal expertise and relationship with other professionals capable of assisting in developing the comprehensive need assessment.

Chairman Anthony Vainieri, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County of Hudson are committed to providing the needed support services for Hudson County at risk youth.