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Daybreak Youth Services receives $100,000 grant

Money will go toward life-enrichment program

By The Columbian
Published: July 12, 2018, 6:00am

One of nearly 350 nonprofits in contention, Daybreak Youth Services received one of five $100,000 grants from Seattle-based Washington Women’s Foundation.

The award will go toward a life-enrichment program at Daybreak’s RWC Center for Adolescent Recovery in Brush Prairie.

The program, Paths to Prosperity, connects Daybreak clients “to vocational and recreational activities in the community so that they can develop a love for clean and sober living and are empowered to take the next steps in building futures for themselves,” according to a news release from Daybreak.

Opportunities include dance therapy, art therapy and outdoor adventures “that are proven to have a positive impact on how clients view themselves, and their path to recovery,” the news release said.

The program was started at Daybreak’s Spokane facility in 2016.

Since then, inpatient treatment completion rates increased 20 percent, critical incidents decreased 40 percent and there’s been improvement in satisfaction surveys where clients often list Paths to Prosperity as key to their recovery.

Washington Women’s Foundation awarded grants to nonprofits in five categories: arts and culture, education, environment, human services, and health. Daybreak was the recipient in the health category.

The four remaining grants went to nonprofits in Seattle, Spokane, Yakima and Washington, D.C.

“With so many deserving nonprofits across the state of Washington, it is truly an honor to be selected,” Annette Klinefelter, Daybreak CEO, said in the news release.

“We are beyond grateful to receive such generous support for our Paths to Prosperity life enrichment program from Washington Women’s Foundation members.”

Daybreak also hosted a gala in February at Pearson Air Museum to benefit the program.

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