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File #: 1769-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/17/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Directions for Youth and Families (DYF) in support of their COVID-19 outreach efforts to black girls; to authorize a transfer of appropriations; to authorize an expenditure; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. 1769-2020
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement with Directions for Youth and Families (DYF) in support of their COVID-19 outreach efforts to black girls.

DYF works with Black Girls in their homes and in their communities. Telehealth can work for some, but many girls do not have the hardware or data plans to support this service. DYF began to open up an outreach service delivery model while taking major precautions due to COVID-19 and meet the needs of the Black Girls DYF serves, particularly in the Kimberly Parkway area (43232), Ohio Ave area (43205) and Weiland Park (43201). DYF’s mental health counseling, teen parent program and kindergarten readiness programs serve primarily Black Girls in each of these communities. Access to services is limited for black girls, and supplies are needed for them and their children during this pandemic that have the potential for negative health outcomes if not received. DYF has been dropping off care packages with diapers, formula, sanitizers, masks, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, supplies needed for counseling sessions and many other resources to address the high needs. During this pandemic, DYF’s request for services has outpaced the ability to deliver, and agency losses due to COVID have not allowed DYF to increase staffing to reach girls.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the CARES Act fund.

Emergency action is requested to avoid any delay in providing the resources necessary to respond to the increased demand as a function of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with Directions for Youth and Families (DYF) in support of their COVID-19 outreach efforts to black girls; to authorize a transfer of appropriations; to authorize an expenditure; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)


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WHEREAS, Directions for Youth and Families works with Black Girls in their homes and in their communities; and

WHEREAS, Direc...

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