Fenix Youth Project officials excited for new drop-in center

 

SALISBURY, Md. – The Fenix youth project is finally welcoming the community to their new drop-in location in Salisbury.

According to program officials, they acquired the youth drop in center in July but due to the pandemic, they weren’t able to welcome community members when they officially opened in November.

However now they are launching new programs and services for the youth in Maryland. The center will be a resource for youth ages 13 through 24 who are experiencing a housing crisis, homelessness or who just need basic resources.

Through all their efforts, officials with the Fenix youth project say, the really want to address everything the youth has dealt with in the past year. “Of course we’re excited to do outreach and do our new program, but we’re also having the real conversation of what is going to be the consequence of all of these isolations with young people,” says Amber Green with the Fenix youth project. “Just thinking about what are we doing to prevent as well as intervene on youth violence, especially when it comes to addressing mental health.”

Green also tells 47 ABC, they are always looking for more volunteers to help with their programs, as well as a grant writer. They will have a pop-up clothing shop that will go from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and the open house will happen Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. as well. For more information and the events and resources the Fenix youth project has, just click here.

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