BCFS-Corpus Christi is Awarded Grant

Coastal Bend Community Foundation Awards $2,500 Grant to BCFS Health and Human Services-Corpus Christi for Youth

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) has awarded BCFS Health and Human Services-Corpus Christi a $2,500 grant to support youth program(s) that help youth transition to independent adulthood. The grant comes as part of a larger award spread tomore than73 non-profit organizations in the Coastal Bend area.

Much of the work that BCFS-Corpus Christi performs involves the stability, education and support for youth in foster care. Youth in the foster care system face a unique set of challenges, and BCFS-Corpus Christi is committed to helping these youth expand their skills and knowledge, strengthen their self-confidence, create healthy community relationship, and help learn positive self-guidance.

“The grant will go toward helping our youth with start-up costs as they transition into life on their own and learn how to become self-sufficient,” said Victoria Perez, BCFS-Corpus Christi Director of Community Based Services. “We are honored to be recognized by CBCF and welcome their support of our programs.”

BCFS-Corpus Christi serves youth in foster care, those who aged out of the system, other young adults facing challenges like homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, truancy and those recovering from physical and emotional abuse. The center is provides counseling, case management, and assistance with education, employment, and housing location.

To learn more about BCFS-Corpus Christi, visit DiscoverBCFS.net/CorpusChristi.