Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $200,000 for Compass Family and Community Service to Assist Homeless and Abandoned Youth in Mahoning County
Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) today announced that Compass Family and Community Services of Youngstown has received $200,000 in federal funding from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the US Department of Health & Human Services
“I commend Joe Caruso and his staff as they work on behalf of the homeless and abandoned youth in the Mahoning Valley,” said Congressman Ryan. “We are the richest nation on Earth, there is no reason every child and young person shouldn’t have the care, support, and shelter they need. I look forward to continuing to work with Compass Family Services and their Daybreak program, and I congratulate them on receiving these important funds.”
“As one of only a few runaway, homeless, and abandoned youth shelters in Ohio, this funding will provide continued operating support for Daybreak Youth Crisis Shelter,” said Joe Caruso, President and CEO of Compass Family and Community Services. “Daybreak, a program of COMPASS Family and Community Services, has serviced the Valley for 45 years providing a comprehensive safe haven for thousands of youths, ages 11 to 18. Without this funding, Daybreak would not be able to serve the over 110 youth annually, which would leave these most vulnerable youth homeless or in dangerous living environments.”
The Family and Youth Services Bureau supports the organizations and communities that work every day to reduce the risk of youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy, and domestic violence. Their vision is that all of our nation’s youth, no matter what challenges they may face, can live healthy, productive and violence-free lives.