NORFOLK, Va - November 25, 2009-
When Tiffany Martin was a freshman at Princess Anne High School, she got into trouble at home. But with the help of Seton Youth Shelters school-based program, she’s getting along better with her mother and on track to graduate this year and begin a career in the Air Force.
"I’ve learned a lot," she says. "They’ve taught us money management, anger management, diversity and team building."
Seton Youth Shelters offers access to basic mental health care services to youth up to 21 years of age. The program also offers shelter, food, medical assistance, clothing and educational assistance if necessary at two shelters in Virginia Beach.
A $15,000 Sentara Health Foundation grant helps fund non-residential counseling programs for youth and families, street and van outreach programs and school-based counseling. All of Seton’s services are free of charge, and funded 100 percent through grants and community donations.
The Seton Youth Shelters program is just one of the many ways Sentara is committed to the Hampton Roads community. In addition to programs within Sentara, Sentara also partners with numerous community agencies to provide support.
Read more about Sentara's commitment to the community in the December 2009 Community Benefits report and in the Community Benefits section of Sentara's Web site.