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For Immediate Release -

GLASS NAMES HOWARD JACOBS DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Jan. 18th, 2005 - Long time public servant, AIDS rights advocate, and gay and lesbian community leader will now focus his energies on ensuring the rights of queer youth by working with West Hollywood based social service agency.

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Pride Foster Family
Currently operates three offices (Claremont, Long Beach, and West Hollywood), serving 45 families and 80 children and adolescents throughout Los Angeles and adjacent counties. Each family receives an initial 40-hour training (MAPP – Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting) prior to certification, and continues to receive ongoing training throughout their certification in order to better serve the diverse population of special-needs foster youth placed in our care.
Residential Group Homes
currently provide shelter, food and clothing for 51 foster and probation care children at a time in six residential group homes in Los Angeles and one in Oakland, CA. GLASS is the only state-licensed facility working specifically with sexual minority youth and HIV infected or impacted teens.

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The Mentoring Project
launched in the spring of 2004, offers specially selected and trained volunteers Academic and Relationship-based mentoring opportunities with at-risk youth in order to role model and empower positive life choices, enhance academic performance, and nurture productive young adults.
Scheuer House Transitional Housing Program & High Desert Youth Project
offer practical support for moving from residential group care to supervised independent living for youth at least 17 years old, but not older than 18. Our goal is to ensure that each individual youth possess the knowledge, skills and discipline to continue living on his or her own.
Pride Foster Family
Interested in Being a Foster Parent? Foster Parent Orientations - Pride Foster Family Agency is one of the most vital services that GLASS has to offer. Being a foster parent for a child who needs a home is a rewarding and fullfilling experience. Children range in age from new borns to adolescents and placements can be short term or long term. Training and compensation are provided for individuals and couples who qualify. For more information or to attend an orientation, please call May Fontenot at 310-358-8727 x104
MoHOP
is a state-of-the-art mobile medical unit staffed with doctors, nurses, counselors and social workers who travel to urban neighborhoods in Los Angeles offering on-site primary and preventative health care, medical referrals, anonymous HIV/STD testing, counseling and education, case management, crisis counseling, psychosocial referrals, condoms, hygiene kits, blankets and clothes to street youth in need.
Stonewall Day Rehabilitation Program
is an after-school project for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, straight and HIV-impacted youth up to age 18. A team of therapists and mental health professionals offer specialized group therapy, independent living skills training, social and recreational activities.
Pride Career Academy
serves young adults 18 to 21 years old, emancipated from the foster and probation care systems. Candidates who are motivated and actively searching for employment and vocational training receive career counseling, classroom training, learn job search strategies and, finally, achieve permanent job placement.
Stonewall Outpatient Clinic
serves youth up to age 21, and their families, who are Medi-Cal eligible and who may identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight or are HIV infected or impacted. Outpatient services include individual, family, group and substance abuse counseling and education; psychiatric and medication support; crisis intervention, and linkage, wrap-around and case management services.

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