Shelton-Mason County Journal - Dedicated to the citizens of Mason County, Washington since 1886

Youth Connection gets state, federal money


March 31, 2022

Gordon Weeks

About 50 people listen to Lake Cushman singer/guitarist Robert Miller perform songs by Pink Floyd and Ozzy Osbourne on Friday evening at The Youth Connection's first open mic showcase at the nonprofit at 123 S. Second St. in downtown Shelton.

The nonprofit Youth Connection in Shelton received $500,000 in federal money to help develop transitional housing for young adults ages 18 to 24 who are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The funding request was included in the 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Package recently passed by Congress. In a news release, the organization states Rep. Marilyn Strickland, D-Tacoma and Sen. Maria Cantwell requested the Community Project money.

The nonprofit also received

$1.28 million in the state's 2021 capital budget, sponsored by the Office of Homeless Youth and state Reps. Dan Griffey,...

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