Junior Blind recently launched a tandem cycling program thanks to the generosity of the Women Helping Youth Foundation, who made a grant for us to purchase eight tandem bicycles, sixteen helmets and a storage shed.
In April 2011, Pacific Lodge Youth Services received over $13,000 in funding from the Women Helping Youth Foundation to support the creation of an Art Therapy Studio.
The Women Helping Youth Fitness Studio at Phoenix House Academy of Los Angeles will be dedicated for use by teenage girls who are receiving comprehensive treatment in Phoenix House Academy's Amethyst Unit, that each year serves more than 160 teenage girls struggling with histories of substances abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. As girls receive counseling, mental health, educational and family services at Phoenix House Academy, they also work through issues related to poor self esteem and body image dysmorphia. The dedicated Fitness Center will provide a safe space for young women dealing with emotional and physical issues related to both adolescence and recovery.