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Youthville In Kansas Receives $10,000 Verizon Foundation Grant For Safe At Home Counseling Scholarships

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December 27, 2011

Brenda Hill
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Neal Thurman
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WICHITA, KS — Verizon Wireless announced today that it has awarded a $10,000 Verizon Foundation grant to Youthville to help fund the organization’s Safe at Home counseling program via scholarships. For more than 100 years, Youthville has helped thousands of families get counseling by providing licensed clinicians who offer therapeutic services to anyone ages 3 and up.

“Verizon Wireless has a long-standing commitment to domestic violence prevention, and we are again pleased to support the fine work of Youthville,” said Brendan Fallis, president – Kansas/Missouri region, Verizon Wireless. “Youthville’s Safe at Home counseling scholarship program has made a tremendous difference in the lives of families of domestic abuse. We hope this contribution significantly increases the reach of the organization’s services in the Wichita metro area.”

Youthville is dedicated to assisting communities, local shelters and agencies in ending domestic violence, and giving children back their childhood by providing the best sources of help to those who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

About Youthville
Youthville is one of the largest nonprofit, child welfare agencies in Kansas, specializing in foster care, adoption, psychiatric residential treatment, and counseling and therapy. Youthville’s 600 employees are passionate about its mission of Giving Children Back Their Childhood to the 1,000 Kansas children who suffer from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and trauma. To learn more about the agency's mission, visit http://www.youthville.org/Default.aspx.

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