Hearts & Homes for Youth Honors SSS at Charity Gala
SSS was recognized by Hearts & Homes for Youth (HHY) for 15 years of support at their 2017 Charity Gala. SSS representatives at the gala were presented the Avis Birely Award for empowering youth to build brighter futures. (Ms. Birely was a devoted advocate for HHY and a tireless public servant.) The theme of the gala was “This is My Story,” and moving poems written by children in HHY programs were on display. Money raised at the gala will help HHY expand their foster care workforce development programs, and provide other educational, social, and recreational opportunities for abused and neglected children. Each year, the SSS Back-to-School and Holiday projects support HHY programs to enable young people to overcome their trauma and reach their full potential.