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      Vita Nova Receives Grant From

      BallenIsles Charities Foundation

      Funds Will Be Used To Help

      Older Foster Youth In Our                            Vita Nova will use the grant money to help older foster   educational programs, health and human services and
                                                                                                           support for the environment.
                                                         youth with housing and support services at Vita Nova
      Community                                          Village in West Palm Beach. Youth are still leaving foster   About Vita Nova
                                                         care at 18 years of age and although they can still receive
                                                                                                             Since 2006, Vita Nova Inc. has been the leader in
                                                         services from child welfare, they oftentimes do not stay in   helping young adults transition to independence by
        Vita Nova, the leader                            their group homes, or foster settings. Vita Nova is there   providing a stable, nurturing environment that includes
      in helping young adults                            for these youths to live in a supportive and caring place   housing, counseling, and education. A wide array of
      transition to independence,                        so they can learn the skills to be a successful adult.   unique programs and services are offered to young adults
      was recently awarded                                 “It was very clear at the awards ceremony how much   ages 18 to 25. Vita Nova Inc, located in West Palm Beach,
      a generous grant from                              the  members of BallenIsles Charities Foundation care   Fla., is comprised of four components: Vita Nova Life
      the BallenIsles Charities                          about those in our community that are hurting and without   Coaches; the Spot; Vita Nova Village; and Vita Nova
      Foundation during its                              hope,” said Jeff DeMario, CEO of Vita Nova Inc. “We are   Thrift Store.
      2019  Grants Awards                                so grateful for this grant and the interest the foundation     Vita Nova means “new life” in Latin, and was founded
      Ceremony at BallenIsles                            took in our organization and the wide array of unique   by Father Leo Armbrust, a man who believed that foster
      Country Club.                                      programs and services we provide young adults that have   youth deserved a better quality of care. Through the
        Vita Nova was one of                             aged out of foster care but still need to experience the   efforts of the Vita Nova team members, its volunteers
      46 nonprofits that were                            kind of stable, nurturing environment that every young   and its benefactors, older foster and homeless youth
      awarded grants by the                              person deserves.”                                 are  given the  opportunity  to  lead  lives  characterized
      foundation, and one of                               BallenIsles Charities Foundation, www.          by  independence,  self-determination  and  personal
      the  “new awardees”  that                 is a 501(c)(3)   responsibility.
      they chose under their   Jan Joy and Jeff DeMario  nonprofit organization with a mission of “making a     To learn more about Vita Nova visit www.vitanovainc.
      health and human services                          difference” in the community. It renders financial support   org or call (561) 689-0035.
      categories.                                        and in-kind support to area organizations providing civic,


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