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Non-profit to open apartment building for women in need

You Can Begin Again/You Can Begin Again Too of Topeka, Kansas has announced the opening of a 10-unit apartment building to be used for young women who are aging out of the foster care system, or are victims of other unfortunate circumstances.

A Grand Opening will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 1316 SW Western.

YCBA/YCBAT is an organization that provides two years of housing, life skills training and case management to young women aged 18-25 who are aging out of the foster care system. Young women in the community who lack family support and find themselves homeless, in domestic violent relationships, prostitution, drug addictions and/or incarceration are also serviced.

“Our vision expanded in March of 2011 to help young women who had children and were emancipating from foster care,” said Tina Carter, Executive Director. “To date, over 20 women and 8 children.”

The organization presently has nine openings and is seeking referrals. They are also seeking 300 individuals to contribute $25.00 a month to help defray the cost of the programs. Additionally, a registry has been established at Walmart for individuals who would like to purchase items for the apartments (click on Weddings: Type in “You Can Begin Again”).

YCBA/YCBAT is a 501 (c)(3) organization, and all donations and contributions are tax deductible. Donations are accepted at You Can Begin Again, 2401 SE 11th Street, Topeka, KS 66607. Donations can also be made through Paypal, by accessing the website: www.youcanbeginagain.org or on the Givelify mobile application.

For more information and questions about partnering with You Can Begin Again, call 720-300-0029.


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