The Cayman Islands Crisis Center (CICC) – The Children and Youth Programme (KYD $25,000)
The CICC is a Cayman non-profit providing a 24-hour toll free crisis line, emergency shelter for abused women and their children, public education about domestic abuse and sexual assault, and an aftercare program. The Children and Youth Program provides therapy and behavioral/academic activities for school aged children who have been abused or have witnessed abuse. HFC Cayman funds will support the Children & Youth Case Manager to provide aftercare services for children.
Cayman Islands Red Cross – “Protection Starts Here” Campaign (KYD $10,000)
Cayman Islands Red Cross is a branch of the British Red Cross with a mission to protect human dignity by helping vulnerable people in crisis. The “Protection Starts Here” Campaign is a child sexual abuse prevention project targeting youth workers, volunteers, and adults in the community. HFC Cayman funds will support materials for the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention training and a safety certification for youth serving organizations.
Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation – Expansion of the Frances Bodden Children's Home (KYD $50,000)
The CAYS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that operates therapeutic residential homes for children with Care and Protection orders. The Expansion of the Frances Bodden Children’s Home capital project would lead to the construction of a new building so that girls and boys with Care and Protection orders can be housed and supported separately. HFC Cayman funds will support construction of the new boys’ building. www.cays.org.ky
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) – Central Referral Unit (KYD $60,000)
The Department of Children and Family Services is a governmental agency that provides support and care for vulnerable children and families in the Cayman Islands. The Central Referral Unit is a joint collaboration between DCFS and the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, providing investigations and post-investigation support for abuse and neglect cases. HFC Cayman funds will support Central Referral Unit social worker. www.dcfs.gov.ky
Department of Counselling Services (DCS) – Family Resource Centre (KYD $50,000)
The Department of Counselling Services is a governmental agency that provides high-quality, cost-effective counseling and treatment services in the Cayman Islands. The Family Resource Centre is a unit of DCS that works to strengthen family life and prevent domestic violence and child abuse through a variety of programs. The Family Resource Centre also spearheads public awareness campaigns aimed to strengthen families and individuals. HFC Cayman funds will support the Family Resource Centre’s administrative staff and sessional workers for the parenting programs.
Health Services Authority (HSA) – Child Sexual Abuse Intervention & Treatment Program (KYD $41,517)
The Cayman Islands Health Services Authority is the primary health care services provider and administrator in the Cayman Islands. The Child Sexual Abuse Intervention & Treatment Program provides education, treatment, and counseling for child abuse victims and their families to minimize the pain and trauma of abuse. The program also provides child abuse identification and treatment training for hospital staff, forensic data gathering, and cross-agency collaboration. HFC Cayman funds will support the child psychologist.
Ministry of Education, Employment, & Gender Affairs (MOE) – Child Protection Unit (KYD $15,000)
The Ministry of Education, Employment, & Gender Affairs is responsible for the provision of quality education to children enrolled within Cayman Islands schools. The Child Protection Unit is a desired co-located facility for children who have been abuse and neglected. HFC Cayman funds will support conference costs and materials for the development of the Child Protection Unit.
National Council of Voluntary Organizations (NCVO) – Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home (KYD $10,000)
The National Council of Voluntary Organizations is a non-profit charitable organization that helps community members struggling from economic hardship and child neglect and abuse, with a focus on helping children. The Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home houses up to ten children ranging in age from five to seventeen years of age who have been placed in care by the Department of Children and Family Services and the Courts because of maltreatment. HFC Cayman funds will support the Care Manager’s work with an aftercare program to prepare and support youth who age out of the home to live independently in the community. www.ncvo.org.ky
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) – Child Exploitation/Cyber Crime (KYD $8,750)
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is a long established Police organization serving all three of the Cayman Islands namely Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The Child Exploitation/Cyber Crime program is a training effort to address the relatively new area of child exploitation as it relates to online child pornography and Internet or smartphone grooming practices. HFC Cayman funds will support a UK-based expert trainer in child exploitation who will train the RCIPS. www.rcips.ky
Special Needs Foundation of Cayman (SNFC) – Child Abuse Prevention for Children with Disabilities (KYD $10,000)
The Special Needs Foundation of Cayman (SNFC) is a charitable, non-profit organization of parents, educators, community leaders and professionals committed to supporting children with a range of special needs across the Cayman Islands. The Child Abuse Prevention for Children with Disabilities program provides home visits for the highest risk children with special needs and makes community presentations to build awareness. HFC Cayman funds will support the Family Support Worker. www.rcips.ky