LUK, Inc. Partners with Fitchburg Housing Authority to Provide Youth Activities at Green Acres


FITCHBURG – LUK Inc. is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Fitchburg Housing Authority to provide positive youth development activities at Green Acres, funded in part by the Child and Youth Violence Prevention Unit of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, according to a joint press release from the nonprofit organizations.

In May and June, LUK and FHA will organize activities for young people at Green Acres to develop the assets and skills of the young people who live there, according to the organizations.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Fitchburg Housing Authority and look forward to reaching more families in our community,” said LUK CEO Beth Barto.

“Over the past few years, the Fitchburg Housing Authority has made it a priority to improve the quality of life for the children who live at Green Acres. Our new partnership with LUK continues the progress we have made,” said FHA Executive Director Douglas M. Bushman.

“I would like to thank the staff of LUK and FHA for working on this important grant that will be used to help the children and young people of Green Acres,” said Linda E. Byrne, President of FHA.

The purpose of the funding is to use positive youth development strategies to help young people deal with the challenges they face and respond without violence. Due to COVID-19, youth and families at Green Acres have faced increased stress since March 2020. These activities are designed to strengthen relationships and build skills so youth can cope with acute stressors and ongoing, depending on the organization.

Engaging activities will be facilitated by LUK staff specializing in positive youth development as well as peer leaders who can provide positive role models.

For more information on upcoming activities, please email [email protected] or call 800-579-0000.

LUK Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-service agency dedicated to improving the safety, health, and emotional well-being of youth, families, and adults through five regional offices in central Massachusetts: in Fitchburg, Boylston, Webster and Worcester.


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