Program for homeless youth will remain open

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — With less than a week until they were going to have to shut their doors, Webster House Youth Services announced Tuesday they will continue to house and counsel homeless and runaway youth.

Last week, the Webster House, Department of Human Services and local lawmakers came together in Lansing and came up with a way to keep serving West Michigan homeless and runaway youth.

Earlier this month, Webster House said a change in the way they get funding from DHS changed its financial situation and they could no longer afford to operate.

Between two programs, Webster House Youth Services helps about 100 homeless or runaway kids in the Muskegon area each year.

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