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Woods Cross Teen Center

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Help Build a Better Future! The South Davis County community has a quiet, but pervasive problem effecting our youth population: homelessness. Most of us think of South Davis County as a poverty free zone, but there are 17,000 children who do not know where their next meal is coming from, over 1,200 homeless children, and 27-30 homeless children at Woods Cross High School alone. These children live in cars, abandoned buildings, and storage units, or couch surf every night. They may be totally on their own with school acting as the only place they can get food and safety from the elements. They do not have a place to shower, wash their clothes, or attend to basic hygiene needs. Davis Education Foundation proposes to repurpose an existing space on the campus of Wood Cross School to meet the basic hygiene needs of students in crisis. This is an extensive renovation requiring new framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc. The center will have a monitor -- employed and funded by Davis School District -- who will provide supervision and connect students to education, community and employment resources. "We could only shower once a week because the water bill was too expensive. It was difficult acting 'normal'." -- Elia, former Clearfield High School student on what is was


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