YSS Boone County Transitions, Lighthouse Return Expected

Posted on 25 June 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Brandon Jerred, Director for YSS of Boone County says a transition that will consolidate offices in one building is nearing completion.  The transition involves moving offices from the Livery in downtown Boone to the offices at 105 South Marshall Street.  The former clinic building also serves as the home for Home Health Services of the Boone County Hospital.  Jerred says the goal for YSS is to bring providers together to offer services in a more efficient manner.  The “HUB”, a part of the rural homeless youth demonstration project will remain at the Livery.  Jerred says maintaining the consistency of that program is something he feels is important for continued success.  Jerred made his comments on the KWBG News/Public Affairs Program “Tuned In” Monday morning.

Jerred also said work is underway to restore “Lighthouse”, the transitional living facility which received extensive damage during a fatal fire in late May.  He says he expects the house to be completely redone and hopefully available later this year.  Jerred said the “Lighthouse” was among the first of transitional living facilities available to YSS clients.  In the meantime, clients that would be residents at “Lighthouse” are being housed in other facilities withing the YSS program.  Jerred says no clients are being turned away.

Jerred also announced additional restructuring in services provided to Boone County clients, as he will be leaving and moving to Missouri Valley, Iowa.  He says adjustments are being made to make the changes as seamless as possible.  More of Jerred’s comments are available on the Monday “Tuned In” Program.

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