Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hometown: Bacon Street Receives Bruton Parish Outreach Grant

Bacon StreetBruton Parish Church has awarded a $5,000 grant to a youth substance abuse center in the Historic Triangle.

Bacon Street, which has served the area for more than 40 years, takes a family-focused approach to assisting young people affected by substance abuse and/or mental illness. This grant will help Bacon Street provide treatment services for low-income families.

Bacon Street was organized in 1971 by concerned citizens and has aided more than 15,000 families since its founding, according to the nonprofit’s website.

Executive Director of Bacon Street, Sandy Fagan, expressed gratitude to the Outreach Committee at Bruton Parish Church for its support.

“Bruton Parish was home to our first organization meetings in 1971, and provided a major grant to assist with purchase of our current facility in 2001,” he wrote in a news release issued Oct. 10.

Fagan also noted it is a “critical time” in Bacon Street’s history. In July, it lost a significant amount of its funding when United Way of Greater Williamsburg decreased its awarded grants. Bacon Street’s budget was reduced by almost 21 percent, and was forced to eliminate staff positions and freeze new patient acceptances.

Bacon Street sought this grant from Bruton Parish Church to help ensure the availability of services for those in need.

For more information on Bacon Street, visit or call 757-253-0111.

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