November 15, 2012
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter was one of six non-profit organizations to receive new funding from the United Way of the Midlands.
“We are very pleased to partner with United Way to help homeless teens have a safe and stable environment. Palmetto Place will be able to provide necessities like a warm bed and nutritious food so that these teens will be able to focus on excelling in school, sports and extracurricular activities. We hope we can help Midlands teens take a few steps forward toward breaking the cycle of poverty,” exclaims Rachael Fulmer, President, Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter Board of Directors.
United Way of the Midlands recently honored a select group of organizations that addressed the issues of homelessness, health care, and education.
Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter was awarded a grant which will allow them to improve the lives of homeless teens through a new program: Unaccompanied Youth: Shelter and Independent Skills Program. Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter will house homeless teens, teaching them how to apply for jobs and college, manage money and other skills necessary to live on their own.
About Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter: Founded in 1977 and having cared for more than 6,700 at-risk children from newborn to age 17, Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing emergency shelter bringing together a broad range of services for children who are victims of abuse and neglect. For more information, visit palmettoplaceshelter.org.