The Missouri Department of Economic Development has awarded Youth In Need $220,014 in Youth Opportunity Program tax credits. These tax credits were awarded to support and expand Youth In Need’s continuum of services reaching the region’s most at-risk youth.
Project services will include street-based homeless outreach, community education for youth about how to seek help, comprehensive shelter services when needed, and community-based counseling.
With these tax credits, Youth In Need will be able to raise nearly $440,000 in private support. Agency supporters who contribute $100 or more qualify for state tax credits equal to 50% of their donation. The tax credits can then be used to pay Missouri state income tax.