The 16-year-old boy was a runaway for a year before returning to his mother and one-year-old sibling. Although his behavior has improved, the referrer recommends a gym membership to keep him active and engaged socially, since he’s interested in exercising. The mother, whose income is less than $15,000 from employment, plus food stamps, cannot afford this expense. No other resources, including scholarships, are available.
The Fund approved $144 for a six-month membership at the local gym.