2010 will bring with it a lot of changes and new surprises for our youth and parents at Lucas Place, starting with our Childcare Voucher Program for Lucas Place residents. This program will go through a pilot experience this month and hopefully be completely up and running by the first of March. It is intended to fill the gap between employment and getting the vouchers through WorkOne that our residents often struggle with. This program is made possible by CDBG funding.
Secondly, we will be hiring our child advocate sometime this Spring, who will help the children with tutoring, counseling, group activities, etc. This position is made possible through a generous grant by Holiday Management Foundation.