Southmountain Children and Family Services Receives Janirve SUN Grant

Posted by: swright 3 years ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services was recently awarded a Janirve SUN grant for $9,561 for their “Forensic Interviews for Children Impacted by Abuse” project. The grant will be used for new recording equipment for the Children’s Advocacy Center of McDowell County. Children’s Advocacy Centers serve abused children and their families by coordinating child abuse investigations, including forensic interviews; medical exams; medical treatment and counseling. The main purpose of Children’s Advocacy Centers is to coordinate the efforts of the various agencies that intercede in child abuse cases; including Social Services, Law Enforcement, and the District Attorney’s office. Services are provided in a safe, caring place, reducing trauma to children.
Funding was provided by a Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving eighteen counties in Western North Carolina. The Foundation is a permanent regional resource that facilitates more than $14 million in charitable giving annually. CFWNC inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina. More information can be found at www.cfwnc.org.