Life House garners foundation grantThe Lahti Family Foundation has made a generous donation of $5,000 to Life House Programs serving homeless and at-risk youth in Duluth and surrounding communities.
The Lahti Family Foundation has made a generous donation of $5,000 to Life House Programs serving homeless and at-risk youth in Duluth and surrounding communities.
A check to Life House was presented at the organization’s “Celebration of Success” held May 17 to honor recent graduates who had received their high school diplomas or equivalency with the help of Life House programs.
Life House is the only drop-in center for homeless youth in northeastern Minnesota, helping up to 600 at-risk youth each year break the cycles of poverty, homelessness and abuse. Life House offers immediate access to emergency needs such as food, shelter, basic health care, life skills development, and one-on-one support services in safe housing, education, employment and positive health.
“We are thankful for the ongoing support of the Lahti Family Foundation,” said Kim Crawford, executive director of Life House. “Because of the generosity of our donors, we are able to continue providing programs that make a difference in the lives of our kids. We see a lot of kids in crisis with nowhere else to turn. For many, stepping through the doors of Life House is their best chance to create a better life whether it is through education, job training, housing or all of the above. Support from the community is so important to make sure that no child is turned away.”
The Lahti Family Foundation has been a longtime supporter of Life House’s programs and services benefiting the lives of disadvantaged youth.
For more information about Life House or to make a donation, visit www.lifehouseduluth.org.