Commissioners Approve $400,000 for Public Safety Sales Tax Program
 
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Posted on Tuesday December 04, 2018
 
The Board of Commissioners approved funding in the amount of $400,000 from the Public Safety Sales Tax for the My Friends Place Homeless Teen Shelter.
 
Contact: Shyanne Faulconer
Community Programs & Public Relations Coordinator   
Shyanne.Faulconer@co.benton.wa.us 
509-222-3760

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2018
 
Commissioners Approve $400,000 for Public Safety Sales Tax Program
Kennewick, WA
– The Board of Commissioners approved funding in the amount of $400,000 from the Public Safety Sales Tax for the My Friends Place Homeless Teen Shelter.

$400,000 for My Friends Place Homeless Teen Shelter
Benton County has continued its contract Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery for My Friends Place Homeless Teen Center in the total contract amount of $400,000 for the 2019-2020 biennium. My Friends Place is Southeastern Washington’s first safe overnight teen shelter and 24-hour drop in center for homeless teens. My Friends Place also provides food, showers, homework help, laundry facilities, clothing, school supplies, and access to services to any homeless youth in the community. Funding would support resources for increased staffing needs at the My Friends Place Homeless Teen Shelter. For questions regarding this program, please contact Karen Kirk-Brockman, Executive Director, at 509-783-5756.

About Benton County
Benton County is located in south-central Washington. The county seat is located in Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. Benton County was created on March 8, 1905 and was named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton. Benton County operates under the plural executive form of government with three commissioners and seven other elected officials. Benton County has offices located in Prosser, Kennewick, and Richland. For more information, please visit our website. 

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