Positive Directions, the Westport-based nonprofit prevention and treatment agency for at-risk youth, has received a $20,000 grant from the Fairfield County Community Foundation for its treatment programs.

"We are grateful for Fairfield County Community Foundation's generosity, and we are very proud of our partnership," Positive Directions Executive Director Marty Hauhuth said. "When good organizations join forces, the community always benefits."

The Positive Directions programs focus on early intervention by providing access to licensed addiction and mental-health treatment services for young people and their parents.

The foundation grant will be used to fund access for low-income or financially in-need households and other at-risk populations, such as single parent or special needs households.