FOS receives $50k grant from Young Foundation; funds will help with renovation of new building

October 17, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated October 16, 2021 | 11:25 am

Marilyn & William Young Foundation Executive Director Sarah Hemingway presents a grant check to Friends of Center Development Director Jordan Wilson.

Friends of Sinners has received a $50,000 grant from the Marilyn & William Young Foundation that will help renovate the local nonprofits’ new men’s facility. 

Friends of Sinners is a local Christ-centered, drug recovery program. They strive to provide a safe and structured post-treatment environment where residents can establish a strong, spiritual foundation in recovery.

The organization recently purchased a new building at 731 Jackson St. — which was formerly home to the Arc of Owensboro — to turn into their men’s program. The 16,000-square-foot facility will house upwards of 30 men and feature a chapel and offices.

The building is completely paid for but is in need of a remodel. Officials said the project will potentially cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. 

As the executive staff are preparing for a capital campaign to raise the funds necessary, FOS Development Director Jordan Wilson submitted a grant request to the Marilyn & William Young Foundation. Approximately two months after submitting the request, the grant was approved.

October 17, 2021 | 12:07 am

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