Money supports community programs that address hunger, homelessness and health and wellness issues for at-risk children and youth

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 16, 2013—, through the , today announces grants totaling local agencies that address hunger, homelessness, and health and wellness for at-risk children and youth.

“Improving the well-being of children and families through partnerships and community outreach is the legacy of . We are proud to partner with and support the important work of these eight charities that play such an important role in our community," said , president and chief executive officer of .

One of the agencies, Milwaukee Rescue Mission’s , provides immediate aid, such as food, shelter and clothing, as well as comprehensive recovery programs. “Of Milwaukee’s 100,000 adults living in poverty, 71 percent are women. They’re often single moms with young kids and have no place to turn. Many are victims of domestic violence,” said , executive director of . “This generous grant from the will provide emergency shelter and hot meals for one month for 100 women and children in need.”

With a mission focused on the care of at-risk youth, the agency Pathfinders also provides essential services such as food and shelter. “The grant from the will provide much needed funding for Pathfinders’ homeless youth services,” said , interim president and CEO of Pathfinders. “These programs help mitigate some of the risks of sexual exploitation, lack of housing and inadequate independent living skills experienced by the more than 6,000 runaway, homeless, street-dependent and transient youth Pathfinders serves each year.”

Here is the full list of grant recipients:

  • Guest House, for the GATES housing program for homeless individuals.
  • , for infant formula, milk and cereal to feed children, from infants to age 2, for one year.
  • Milwaukee , to feed and shelter 100 women and children for a month.
  • ., to support a drop-in center that provides activities and a safe haven for homeless teens.
  • Penfield Children’s Center, to improve behavioral health for at-risk children under 6 years old.
  • Children’s inside COA Golden Center, to provide funding for immunizations and flu shots.
  • PEARLS for Teen Girls, to help reduce teen pregnancy, and increase high school graduation and college entry rates.
  • , to aid in their mission to provide a “home away from home” for families whose lives have been disrupted as a result of their child’s illness or injury.

About the

Established three decades ago by , a specialty insurance provider, provides financial assistance to charitable organizations to help improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work. The Assurant Foundation’s charitable giving focuses on health and wellness, homes and property, and local hometown help in the communities serves.

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