SPOKANE, Wash. – Daybreak Youth Services, a nonprofit organization that gives children and teens help with addiction and mental health services in Washington state, has received a $100,000 grant from the Washington Women’s Foundation to help grow its new life-enrichment program at the RWC Center for Adolescent Recovery in Brush Prairie, it’s facility near the city of Vancouver, near the Oregon state border..

The program, known as Paths to Prosperity, connects the clients at Daybreak to vocational and recreational activities in the community so that they can develop a love for clean and sober living and are empowered to take the next steps in building futures for themselves.

Nearly 350 different nonprofits vied for one of five “Pooled Fund” grants from the Foundation this year, which were awarded in the following giving areas: Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Health, and Human Services. Washington Women’s Foundation members selected Daybreak as the grant recipient in the Health category.

“With so many deserving nonprofits across the state of Washington, It is truly an honor to be selected,” said Annette Klinefelter, Daybreak CEO. “We are beyond grateful to receive such generous support for our Paths to Prosperity life enrichment program from Washington Women’s Foundation members.”

The grant money will be used to help connect the boys and girls at Daybreak to vocational and recreational opportunities including dance therapy, outdoor adventures and art therapy – experiences that are proven to have a positive impact on how clients view themselves, and their path to recovery. 

“Our members were not only moved by the stories of the young adults receiving treatment at Daybreak Youth Services, they were truly impressed by the organization’s leadership and vision for this program,” noted Beth McCaw, President & CEO of Washington Women’s Foundation. “We hope that our grant will provide a firm foundation to build and expand upon the early successes achieved by Daybreak in Spokane, for the benefit of youth and families in Brush Prairie.”

Daybreak’s Paths to Prosperity program was first introduced at its Spokane facility in 2016. Since the program’s implementation, treatment completion rates at the inpatient facility have increased by 20 percent, critical incidents have decreased by 40 percent, and satisfaction surveys have improved with clients often listing Paths to Prosperity activities as a key element in their recovery process.

Daybreak Youth Services is a nonprofit provider of adolescent addiction and mental health treatment services in Washington state. With inpatient facilities near Vancouver (Brush Prairie) and Spokane, the organization provides safe and secure environments where adolescents ages 12-18 can commit to their recovery while engaging in school and recreation. Daybreak also offers inpatient psychiatric evaluation & treatment services for teens with acute mental health issues and co-gender outpatient programs in Spokane and the Vancouver area. To learn more about Daybreak, click here.

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