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Leaders Speak on Importance of Grants to Help Homeless Youth

April 20, 2017 10:48 PM

DULUTH, Minn. - Local leaders spoke Thursday on the importance of grants that help at-risk and homeless youth in the Northland -- grants the Trump administration has proposed eliminating.

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The Community Development Block Grants will help the Center for Changing Lives in Duluth. Senator Al Franken toured the unfinished facility Thursday. He says it's critical in helping younger people who've experienced trauma or abuse.

"There may be alcohol or opioid abuse. They may be tossed out of their homes for being LGBT," Franken said. "This is a place where they can go to get the wrap around services."

The center is not open yet, but when it is, there will be apartments and transitional housing for homeless youth.


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