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New Hope Academy Expansion of Drug Treatment to Low-Income Families

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $201,228)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The Teen Challenge Training Center Inc. will support the expansion of the New Hope Academy Teen Challenge services to low-income families residing in the Pennsylvania 10th Congressional District. The New Hope Academy is a faith-based boarding school that provides a six to eighteen month residential program that includes room and board; one-on-one and group counseling; family counseling; classes on life skills and spiritual formation; drug and alcohol testing; education at the junior and senior high school levels; and supervised recreation. The grant funds will support residential services for low-income families of boys ranging from the age of 13 to 17. An advisory committee that will consist of community business persons will be created to reach out to area school districts with an elementary grade level prevention program. The project goals are to increase the availability of affordable services to low-income families; maximize bed capacity by filling available beds with eligible low income applicants on the intake waiting list; increase local awareness of the availability of our program as a resource for parents; and impact local community problems by offering an effective prevention programs.


Date Created: September 28, 2008