SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (August 1, 2016) – We like to think of Springfield as having that small town feel, but when you’re trying to go from one side to the other, you quickly realize just how big our city is. But for area at-risk and homeless youth, getting around just got a whole lot easier!
Today, the Rotary Club of Springfield (Downtown) donated 1,140 CU Transit bus passes to The Kitchen, Inc.’s Rare Breed program. The Downtown Rotary is a long-time supporter of The Rare Breed. In addition to the bus passes, the organization donated a washer and dryer to the Youth Outreach Center and plans to do so again this year.
The Kitchen Inc.’s Rare Breed Youth Services provides assistance to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 13-24 through outreach and housing. The Rare Breed has been assisting youth experiencing homelessness, inter-generational poverty, and trauma since June of 2000 and the outreach center serves 60-70 youth a night. Additionally, case management services assist Rare Breed clients navigate more severe needs including mental health, substance abuse, employment, education, and short/long term housing.
ABOUT THE KITCHEN, INC.
The Kitchen, Inc. fosters stability and purpose in the lives of individuals and families through dignity, compassion and accountability. Within our diverse community of connected services, we offer resources to meet immediate needs and a plan that actively engages progress toward a positive future. Our clients experience the benefits of their own efforts. And the stories of self-sufficiency and success are theirs and theirs alone. To learn more, visit www.thekitcheninc.org.