Media, PA…October 5, 2015…The Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF), this week, awarded $11,000 in grants to local organizations dedicated to helping children and families. DCCF, which supports charitable giving in the county through grantmaking, charitable vehicles, fund management, and community resources, awarded the grants through its Hope for Children Fund. Representatives from the organizations received the grants at a special event in Media, PA.
Hope for Children Fund grant recipients provide the children of Delaware County, who have been impacted by abuse and neglect, with a safe environment to advance their emotional and physical health, stability and resiliency.
“Through our generous donors, DCCF is honored to assist these organizations and programs that positively impact the lives of Delaware County’s children and families,” said Iris Leon, executive director of DCCF. “The need for these services is tremendous and we look forward to being able to continue our support of these vital community resources.”
The grants were awarded to the following organizations:
$2,500 to Child Guidance Resource Centers, Havertown – The organization provides high-quality community-based therapeutic, supportive and preventive behavioral healthcare services to assess, treat and empower children, adolescents and families with mental health, developmental disability and residential needs. The DCCF Hope for Children Fund grant will be used to support “The Incredible Years” outpatient therapeutic groups for parents and children. For more information, visit www.cgrc.org.
$2,500 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Youth Advocates, Media – CASA supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children in Delaware County and to ensure needed services are provided that serve the best interest of the child. The DCCF Hope for Children Fund grant will help to maintain and increase the number of children served. For more information, visit www.delcocasa.org.
$2,500 to Family Support Line (FSL), Media – FSL helps children, families, and professionals address the trauma of child sexual abuse through comprehensive prevention programs, specialized treatment, professional training and advocacy. Services include: comprehensive prevention programs; specialized treatment; professional training; and advocacy. The DCCF Hope for Children Fund grant will be used for FSL’s professional treatment programs – group and individual – for children and teens who have experienced the trauma of child sexual abuse, their siblings and non-offending parents. For more information, visit www.familysupportline.org.
$2,500 to Support Center for Child Advocates, Philadelphia – The organization advocates for victims of child abuse and neglect, with goals of security, safety, justice, well-being and finding a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. The DCCF Hope for Children Fund grant will be used to improve behavioral health treatment for victims of child abuse and neglect in Delaware County, including children and youth in foster care. For more information, visit ww.advokid.org.
($1,000) theVillage, Rosemont – theVillage, formerly Presbyterian Children’s Village, prevents child abuse and neglect and, when it does occur, mitigates the impact of violence, homelessness and hopelessness, helping to create more stable communities. The DCCF Hope for Children Fund grant will help support trauma-related services for adolescent girls in three residential programs in Delaware County. For more information, visit www.village1877.org