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Orange County Help the Homeless

Orange County Help the Homeless

  • 10/22/2015 11:28:00 AM
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The Orange County, FL program collaborated with partner organization Morgan Ministries to feed the local homeless population.  Donations from Publix and Walmart supplied food.  Program youth and staff handed out scarves they made during multiple knitting workshops held at the office.  They also assembled and handed out 200 bags of toiletries.  
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YAP Receives Grants from the Darden Foundation

YAP Receives Grants from the Darden Foundation

  • 3/20/2014 8:00:00 PM
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The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation has awarded a total of $7000 to six different YAP Programs as part of their Darden's Restaurants Community Grants program.  Founded by Bill Darden, the foundation has awarded $71 Million in grants since 1995 that focus on three priority areas: recipes for success, preservation of natural resources and Hunger Relief.  Below is a list of programs that won an award, their project, the award amount and the restaurant from the Darden Family who issued...
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A View from the Front Lines: When Girls are Strong, Communities are Strong

  • 9/24/2013 11:58:00 AM
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by Seyny Dressler, LaVeisha Mobley Cummings and Felicia WellsAs Directors for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) in Tampa and Orlando Florida, and Savannah Georgia, we have witnessed firsthand many of the extraordinary challenges girls in the juvenile justice system face. Our experiences with girls in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems reveal childhoods that included exposure to trauma, abuse, instability, institutionalization and separation from families.Some girls bounce around fro...
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