Media, PA…November 8, 2016…The Delaware County Community Foundation (DCCF), recently awarded $12,500 in grants to local nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping abused and neglected children. 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.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

$2,500 to All Riders Up – Provides equine assisted activities to encourage individuals with special needs to reach their potential for physical, behavioral, and social development in an atmosphere of recreation and fun. For more information, visit www.allridersup.org.

$1.250 to (CASA) Youth Advocates, Media – The mission of CASA (Court Appointed Special Youth Advocates) is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children adjudicated dependent in Delaware County, and to promote and support quality volunteer advocacy to help ensure that each child has a safe, permanent and nurturing home. 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. For more information, visit www.familysupportline.org.

$2,500 to Support Center for Child Advocates – This organization advocates for victims of child abuse and neglect. Its goals include security, safety, justice, well-being and finding a permanent, nurturing environment for every child. For more information, visit www.sccalaw.org.

 $2,500 to theVillage – theVillage prevents child abuse and neglect and, when it does occur, mitigates the impact of violence, homelessness and hopelessness, helping to create more stable communities. For more information, visit village1877.org.

$1,250 to Valley Youth House – The mission of Valley Youth House is to empower and strengthen the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence. Services include prevention, community-based intervention, and residential programs to address individual circumstances. For more information, visit www.valleyyouthhouse.org

For information about DCCF, visit www.delcocf.org; e-mail info@delcocf.org or call 610-892-8620

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