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Local Mentor Helps TFC Address Youth Homelessness

Terence K. McAteer: A retiree who locally changes lives for at-risk youth Terence K. McAteer Columnist Many people retire to Nevada County for the life of leisure; not Tom Cross. Tom, a former Vice President of AT&T and PacBell who oversaw Northern California telephone operations, found a beautiful retirement home in Lake Wildwood and his read more >>

The Union Features TFC’s New SAFE Program

The kids stand a chance: The Friendship Club acquires $100,000 grant to aid homeless youth in the county News | July 1, 2019 Sam Corey Staff Writer  In 1995, Nevada County’s youth were facing steep challenges. Women, particularly, were dealing with teen pregnancy and incarceration, said Jennifer Singer. The now-executive director of the Friendship Club was, read more >>

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The Friendship Club Receives $100,000 Grant for New Program to Help Homeless Youth Get Education, Social and Emotional Support

The Friendship Club has received a $100,000 state grant connected to the increased focus on addressing homelessness in California, allowing the nonprofit organization to greatly expand its efforts and provide much-needed services to youth experiencing homelessness in the region, a fast-growing but often-overlooked segment of the population.