Inmates raise more than $10,000 for youth charity
By Lt. Joseph Tuggle, AA/Public Information Officer
Folsom State Prison
Folsom State Prison Warden Ron Rackley recently presented a check to Wind Youth Services for more than $10,000.
Inmates from the Folsom State Prison’s Men’s Advisory Council held an annual food sale fundraiser. This year they raised $10,183.88 and 100 percent of the money raised was donated to the Wind Youth Services of Sacramento. The donation will provide food for disadvantaged and homeless youth for six months.
Through its programs and services, Wind Youth Services provides homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with basic safety net and survival services and a safe place to stay.
Wind Youth Services provides these critical services:
- Hot meals
- Clothing Closet and personal hygiene packs
- Case management
- Basic medical care
- Referrals & connections to other resources
By the numbers
According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress, youth homelessness accounts for 25 percent of all homeless people in the U.S.
“Nearly one-quarter (23 percent or 138,149) of all homeless people were children under the age of 18; 10 percent (or 61,541) were between the ages of 18 and 24; and 67 percent (or 410,352) were 25 years or older,” the report states.
(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)
- Read the full report on homelessness, https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/ahar-2013-part1.pdf
- Learn more about Wind Youth Services, https://windyouth.org/