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Casa Youth Shelter, Sports Program Get County Grants

September 20, 1994|BERT ELJERA | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

LOS ALAMITOS — Casa Youth Shelter last week received a $2,500 county grant to help support the shelter's art therapy counseling program for troubled teen-agers.

Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder presented the check to Myldred Jones, who founded Casa Youth Shelter in 1978. It provides a residence for youths 12 to 17 who have run away from home or are having problems with their parents.

The shelter has served more than 7,000 youths and reunited 85% of them with their families. Wieder presented the check during the shelter's annual fund-raiser at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

Save Our Youth, a nonprofit group that provides sports, fitness and recreational programs for teen-agers in Costa Mesa, also received $5,000 from the county's social program grant.

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