The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) announces a $34,000 grant from the Hawk Family Foundation to promote agency services that aid children subjected to abuse and neglect.
“Our agency is so grateful for the support of the Hawk Family Foundation to help us bring attention to the issue of child abuse and neglect in our region,” noted Jennifer Aglialoro, CAC/NEPA program director. “When it comes to making a difference in improving children’s lives, there is a place for everyone to contribute. Child abuse and neglect are community problems and child care and protection are a community responsibilities and we appreciate partners like the Hawk Family Foundation in helping us fulfill our mission.”
The Hawk Family Foundation improves the quality of people’s lives, particularly the lives of children, the elderly, the vulnerable, and returning citizens in the community through philanthropic support. Priority is given to organizations serving the vulnerable, particularly children, seniors, those currently incarcerated, and returning citizens. The foundation is committed to supporting institutions of higher learning and local private schools in the area through scholarships and capital projects. Projects with measurable outcomes and evaluation plans receive priority.
CAC/NEPA is a private, non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide excellence in the education, assessment and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
CAC/NEPA provides medical assessments and child forensic interviews for victims of abuse and neglect and coordinates a multidisciplinary team response to child abuse and neglect in Lackawanna and surrounding counties. The center also provides child abuse prevention education to professionals and communities served.
Funds from the grant will be utilized to expand awareness of the agency’s programs and services and expand awareness of child neglect and abuse.