BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Tuesday, the Bridge Over Troubled Waters organization announced that they received a $2.5 million grant from the Liberty Mutual Foundation.
The mission of the non-profit, according to their website, is to provide effective and innovative services to runaway, homeless, and high-risk youths. The organization aims to help young people avoid social services, become self-sufficient, and enable them to change their lives.
Chief Executive Officer of Bridge Over Troubled Waters Elisabeth Jackson said in a press statement, "We are so grateful to Liberty Mutual for its investment in our comprehensive approach to helping vulnerable young people experiencing homelessness."
The organization said they serve more than 2,000 youth a year in survival, health, educational, and housing programs.
"We're honored to expand our long-term partnership with Bridge Over Troubled Waters," said Melissa MacDonnell, president of the Liberty Mutual Foundation, "the scale of the investment, our largest to date, indicates our deep commitment to addressing youth homelessness in Boston- Bridge's efforts serve as an effective model to help alleviate this hidden epidemic."
The $2.5 million five-year grant was the largest received by Bridge Over Troubled Waters since its creation more than 50 years ago.