YES to YOUTH receives $30,000 from Woodforest Charitable Foundation

By: Liz Grimm
| Published 08/02/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- A very generous donation of $30,000 was recently presented to YES to YOUTH – Montgomery County Youth Services by Woodforest Charitable Foundation.

YES to YOUTH is a non-profit organization that provides crisis counseling, residential shelter programs, mental health services, prevention services and empowerment to young people in order to strengthen families, teach the youth that they are worth it, they deserve safety and security, and they will succeed in life.

Services provided by YES to YOUTH include individual, group and family mental health counseling; presentations and school counseling in crisis situations; suicide prevention for youth and families; BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter (for ages 10-17); street outreach for homeless teens; and Healthy Support Program for pregnant and parenting teens.

According to Dannette Suding, CEO of YES to YOUTH, the funds will be used to support the newly expanded youth shelter as well as its counseling programs for at-risk youth.

“We are extremely grateful for this significant donation from Woodforest Charitable Foundation,” said Suding. “Our mission is to save kids’ lives and help them build a brighter, stronger tomorrow. Every day it’s a tough fight to meet the need, which has been further exacerbated by the pandemic. Woodforest Charitable Foundation has once again stepped up to support us as they have done over the years, and we appreciate their ongoing contributions. Woodforest appreciates the importance of investing in the youth of today, as they are the future of our tomorrow.”

Suding noted that most recently, the charity’s top pressing needs have been focused on supporting the mental health and homeless services their team provides, which have become more urgent to address. While they have doubled the capacity at its shelter, there remains ongoing expenses for food, clothing, utilities, and daily living supplies.

To learn more about YES to YOUTH - Montgomery County Youth Services and discover how you can help, visit and visit their Facebook page at or email YES to YOUTH also offers a 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 1.888.756.8682.

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