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03/13/04 - Longview

Longview Youth Shelter Closes

After 18 years of service to the community, an East Texas youth shelter has closed its doors over a lack of state funding. The Longview Youth Shelter on High Street closed operations Friday after losing a state grant of $150,000.  That's one third of their budget.

The building was a haven for displaced or disturbed young people since 1986, but began to be bypassed when social service agencies began placing at need children directly in foster care. The shelter has averaged serving 150 children a year, and organizers hope to re-open the site in 2006, provided they can get state funding.

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