UNITED METHODIST YOUTH HOME AWARDED $999,715 FOR AT-RISK YOUTH
UMYH is excited to announce we have received a three-year grant of $999,715 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help expand our therapy and high-school equivalency services to at-risk youth.
This is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s initiative, Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana. The aim of the competitive initiative is to help youth-serving organizations working throughout Indiana improve their abilities to promote academic, physical and social well-being of young people, ages five through 18.
This expansion of programs includes:
- Extending therapy to UMYH alumni in our aftercare program (learn more about aftercare services here ->) https://umyh.org/independent-living-program/
- Expanding Day Education to serve up to six more students at any given time (learn more about day education here ->) https://umyh.org/day-education/
- Improve and increase staff training (learn about what evidence-based practices we use in our residential program here ->) https://umyh.org/residential-program/
- Update program infrastructure
- and much more!
UMYH is one of 187 organizations receiving grants through Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana.
“Indiana’s youth-serving organizations are crucial to the healthy development of children and youth across the state,’ said Ted Maple, Lilly Endowment’s vice president for education. “The challenges these organizations have faced in meeting the needs of young people in recent years have made their work increasingly difficult. Lilly Endowment is pleased to support their efforts to strengthen programs and serve more youth more effectively.”
Lilly Endowment launched Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana Initiative in 2022 with an invitational round of grants to nine national youth-serving organizations to help them expand and enhance the work of their Indiana affiliates or chapters.