(Wisconsin)—WestCare, a community-based nonprofit providing responsive human services and behavioral health care programs for four decades, today announced it has been awarded the United States Department of Labor “Face Forward” Grant. The grant funds programs that help juveniles who have been involved with the courts system.
WestCare Wisconsin will utilize the three-year, $1 million grant to train, educate and mentor 125 youths involved in the juvenile justice system. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the purpose of the grant is to facilitate workforce readiness and create a more fluid transition experience.
The “Face Forward” Grant is the first major award secured for Wisconsin through the efforts of the WestCare Foundation's national grants development system. WestCare Wisconsin offers many community programs, including: youth development, alcohol and drug abuse services, community organizing, family crisis prevention, and housing development and rehabilitation services.
“This grant will allow WestCare to make a difference in the lives of 125 young people,” said WestCare CEO, Dick Steinberg. “We are so happy to be able to put these funds to good use.”
For more information, visit www.westcare.org.
WestCare, whose mission “uplifting of the human spirit,” was founded 40 years ago in Las Vegas. Since its inception, it has grown to more than 100 locations in 16 U.S. states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Islands headquartered in Guam. The non-profit organization has a variety of programs available in each of the communities it serves. For more information on the WestCare Foundation and its mission, visit www.WestCare.com.