Junior League of Flint purchases house for Flint at-risk Youth

FLINT — The Junior League of Flint (JLF) has purchased a house for REACH/Traverse Place. This home will be transitional housing for homeless youth in Genesee County. Traverse Place is a Transitional Living Facility for youth ages 17-21.

The focus area for JLF the last two years has been Foster Care in Genesee County. While doing research, JLF discovered a need for youth transitioning out of foster care was stable housing. By partnering with REACH-Traverse, the house is move-in ready and will be used to house two transitional youth females or two males.

Visit JLFlint.com or ReachTraversePlace.org for more information about each organization.

“The Junior League of Flint is so happy to be able to provide a home for young people in need. We are thankful for this partnership with REACH, who will run the home, and especially grateful to Blessing Plumbing and Heating for making sure it’s a warm home for years to come,” said Jill Norwood, JLF President.

JLF would like to thank all the members and donors who made this purchase possible. A special thank you go to Blessing Plumbing and Heating, who donated and installed a new furnace and water heater for the home free of charge.

The Junior League of Flint also created a registry at Target featuring items needed to furnish and decorate the house. Items can still be purchased from the registry, by visiting tgt.gifts/ JuniorLeagueandReachHome. G.G.