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Sweet House for LGBTQ+ Youth Opens in Fort Smith

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Sweet House, new community center is opening next month in Fort Smith to serve LGBTQ+ youth. The house, a former Central Presbyterian Church day care facility, has been completely refurbished with church funding and private donations to host both faith-based and secular family gatherings. Executive director, Patrick Boze, a board-certified life coach, will operate "Club Z" at Sweet House as a structured place for kids and teens to hang out, or in some cases, find safe refuge.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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