Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation Awards The Way In
Youth Shelter Wins $2,100 Grant To Support Aged Out Foster Youth
The Salvation Army's Hollywod-area youth shelter, The Way In, received a $2,100 grant from the Hollywood Chamber Community Foundation. The foundation, an extension of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, is a non-profit that has granted more than $900,000 to local community organizations since 1996 with the goal of advancing educational, cultural and economic interests of the Hollywood community.
The Way In is The Salvation Army California South's youth shelter serving the Hollywood area. It was founded to help children escape Hollywood street life and provide a home-like environment in which abused and/or neglected teenagers could live safely as they matured into productive and independent young adults. The shelter also serves foster youth that have aged out of the system. Their services include case management, transitional housing, crisis shelter and a meal program.