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ISU Students Team Up with Gary's House

The two groups have spent the last two months working on a room the girls can some fun. On Saturday they held a drive to collect games and arts & crafts for the new space. Those involved say it's important to provide a safe and welcoming place for any girls in need
Some valley college students are working with a Vigo County shelter to help at-risk girls.

ISU's leadership learning community is partnering with Gary's house in Terre Haute.
   
The organization takes in teenage girls who don't have a place to call home.
   
The two groups have spent the last two months working on a room the girls can some fun.
   
On Saturday they held a drive to collect games and arts & crafts for the new space.
   
Those involved say it's important to provide a safe and welcoming place for any girls in need.

"It's a really great thing and it's not really homey here because it's in an old-school, so the fact that they have this room now to really just feel at home and have something to do really helps," said volunteer Miranda Searl.

Gary's Place director Anastasia Fritz added: "We wanted to open it up to the girls in the community that are not experiencing homelessness so that they can build skills, life skills and social skills, and hopefully prevent homelessness in the future."

Gary's House is also launching a new Step Up program on March 3.
   
Girls can come to the facility Monday through Thursday from 3-8 p.m. to take part.    
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