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Collection: General Photograph Collection     Series: TNT (A)-014         (Unique: 39533)
Date: 06-05-1977
Description: Mrs. Ora Allen - seeks to establish youth home. Mrs. Allen holds a masters degree in social work and has been on the board of the Metropolitan Development Council. She is also a former employee of the DSHS in Tacoma. Mrs. Allen has established and maintained a youth program called Grady Homes Association which targets neglected and delinquent youth. Her aim, however, is to unify the family by having staff and counselors work to stabilize families. She hopes to lessen the chances of black youth being sent to state juvenile correctional facilities which fosters even less interaction between the children and their parents. A three-story building at 16th & G Sts. should be completed in August of 1977 with 32 beds available for youths referred by the court system or private referrals and drop-ins. Families could come in and discuss their problems in private or group sessions. Residents at Grady Homes would learn discipline and stronger moral values. Meals would be served family-style and activities planned to guide the youth to either independent living or back to their families. Mrs. Allen hopes to reduce the total amount of youth contact with the courts by 50% within a few years. (TNT 6-5-1977)
Subjects: Allen, Ora; Social workers--Tacoma; African Americans--Tacoma--1970-1980;
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