Advocates for Bartow’s Children – Hope in Your Home ($15,000)
Advocates for Bartow’s Children is a non-profit organization dedicate to the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. The Hope in Your Home program provides family assessment, parent education and coaching, and referral services in the homes of at-risk families with children ages birth through middle school and pregnant teens. The primary goal of the program is to educate parents and strengthen families so that child maltreatment does not occur. HFC funds will support the program coordinator.
Georgia Center for Child Advocacy – Statewide Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative Regional Expansion ($20,000)
The Georgia Center for Child Advocacy (GCCA) provides services to child victims of severe physical abuse or sexual abuse, and for children traumatized by witnessing violence. The GCCA collaborates with medical staff, police, prosecutors, and therapists to aid in criminal investigations while also providing trauma-focused therapy to the children and their non-offending family members. The Statewide Sexual Abuse Prevention Initiative provides sexual abuse prevention training to adults through the Stewards of Children program. The primary goal of the initiative is to train a large percentage of the adult population in order to keep children safe. HFC funds will support a Regional Coordinator in Georgia to coordinate and conduct training sessions.
Martha O'Bryan Center – Tied Together Parenting Initiative ($5,000)
The Martha O’Bryan Center is a family and community resource center based in one of Nashville’s oldest, largest, and poorest housing developments. The Tied Together Parenting Initiative is a parent education program designed to build on the strengths of vulnerable young families. The primary goal of the program is to prevent child abuse by educating parents to protect and nurture their children. HFC funds will be used to purchase essential educational, medical, safety, and nutritional items for at-risk families.
SafePath Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), Inc. – Intervention Support Services ($20,000)
SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center is a collaborative effort between therapists, medical staff, police, and prosecutors (the multi-disciplinary team) to serve child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, domestic violence, and sexual exploitation along with their non-offending caregivers. The Intervention Support Services program provides direct services, such as medical evaluations, forensic interviews, counseling, and expert court testimony, for abused and violence exposed children ages birth to 17 years. The primary goal of the program is to reduce trauma and increase well-being in the children served. HFC funds will support the Family and Child Aide.
Voice Today, Inc. – Tough Talk to Tender Hearts ($15,000)
Voice Today is a nonprofit organization that provides child sexual abuse awareness, prevention, and healing programs. The Tough Talk to Tender Hearts program consists of printing the child sexual abuse prevention workbook of the same name, training facilitators in using the workbook, and providing workshops based on the workbook. The primary goal of the program is to help caregivers develop the tools to prevent child sexual abuse. HFC funds will support creating and publication of the workbooks.
Young Women’s Christian Association of Northwest Georgia – Helping Children Cope with Family Violence ($10,000)
The YWCA of Northwest Georgia is an organization serving victims of violence and their families in the metro-Atlanta area. The Helping Children Cope with Family Violence program provides trauma-informed care, trauma-based cognitive behavioral therapy, and case management for children exposed to domestic violence. The primary goal of the program is to teach traumatized children how to function in a healthy and positive way. HFC funds will support the counseling supervisor.