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File #: 1115-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Kaleidoscope Youth Center in support of the organization’s KYC Connections program; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund. ($25,000.00)
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. Ord 1115-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Kaleidoscope Youth Center in support of the organization’s KYC Connections program.

Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) is the largest and longest standing organization serving LGBTQIA+ youth in the state of Ohio. Since 1994, KYC has been the leader and expert in meeting the needs of and supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in the central Ohio community. This year, the organization’s 25th year, KYC is growing the capacity to serve, support, and further meet the emerging needs of young people in central Ohio, with an expanded focus on wellness, independent living/life skills, and addressing the needs of homeless and housing insecure/vulnerable youth.

KYC Connections is a program that will provide coordinated, direct access to services and resources to support transition-aged young people in obtaining and maintaining self-sufficiency and thriving. KYC Connections will serve as the initial point of contact for young people in need of community support. Upon initial contact, participants will engage in an intake and assessment to determine their immediate and longer term needs. Once a direction has been established, appropriate referrals will be made and an individual support plan will be developed. Outcomes will be achieved through establishing trauma-informed and culturally-responsive community-based approaches to quickly identify and link individuals to services and other critical supports.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Kaleidoscope Youth Center in support of the organization’s KYC Connections program; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund. ($25,000.00)

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WHEREAS, since 1994, KYC has been the leader and expert in meeting the needs of and supporting LGBTQIA+ young people in the central...

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