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Southern Indiana foundation grants $15,000 to Family & Children’s Place

Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County funds will benefit agency’s New Albany child advocacy center

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (June 24, 2015) – Family & Children’s Place received a $15,000 grant from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Ind., which will be used to improve and enhance technology and services at the agency’s New Albany child advocacy center.

“We are thrilled by this award, which will enable us to better serve client children and families, better protect their private information and improve information sharing between family advocates, case workers, law enforcement and prosecutors to speed child abuse investigation, prosecution and recovery,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place.

The grant, added JT Henderson, the agency’s vice president of Development, will “improve efficiency and efficacy of staff, advocates and partners as we work to end child sexual abuse and heal families in Southern Indiana.” It also will improve communications and collaboration with the agency’s new office in Jeffersonville, Ind.

The New Albany Child Advocacy Center, at the agency’s Grant Line Road location, opened in April 2008 and serves children who have reported sexual abuse in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties, where 57 percent of families live at or below the poverty line. More than 250 children were seen and helped, through forensic interviews, medical examinations and counseling sessions in the last year.

The award was presented Wednesday, June 24, at a celebration at Hosparus Southern Indiana in New Albany.

The Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County supports community efforts and improvements in community development, education, human services, arts/cultural affairs and health and medical services. Since its inception in 1999, the foundation has awarded tens of millions of dollars in grants to community needs.

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