CYA Grants to Aid 2 Youth Programs
The Boys and Girls Club of Ventura and the Youth Connection of Camarillo are moving ahead with plans for expanding their facilities after winning grants of $75,000 and $750,000, respectively, from the California Youth Authority.
The Boys and Girls Club provides care for disadvantaged children while offering recreation and enrichment activities for children ages 5 to 19.
Executive Director Jane Goldschmidt said the money will be used to buy equipment and furnishings for a 15,000-square-foot expansion of its facility on Bristol Road, which will include a gymnasium and a computer learning center.
The nonprofit Youth Connection was formed to coordinate and develop the Casa Pacifica project, a crisis care center able to house 85 to 110 abandoned, neglected or abused children.
Executive Director Pamela Burke said the group’s award will go toward financing about half of the center’s administration facility on Esplanade Drive, which will include a toddler area, medical unit and nursery.
Burke said construction is slated to begin in June, 1991, and will take about a year to complete.