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Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Hair Care Project 2023

The Hair Initiative

Award Date: January 30, 2023
Awarded: $15,000

Addressing the inequity in access to hair hygiene for youth and their caregivers is the core mission at The Hair Initiative. While The Hair Initiative will never turn a child away, the primary focus is to address hair hygiene for children of color because the available resources for this demographic in this capacity are very limited. This project will address hair hygiene solutions for children at the juvenile detention center and children in foster care across the state of Oklahoma. Funds will be utilized to ensure stylists and barbers can provide styles and education to children and their caregivers. These funds will also be used to help purchase items for hair hygiene kits that are made available to families and facilities caring for children of color.