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V.V. Cooke Foundation grants $2,500 to Family & Children’s Place

Funds support the critical child-helping work of the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2016) – Family & Children’s Place, Louisville’s leading agency providing proven solutions to the complex issues of child violence, abuse and neglect, received a $2,500 grant from the V.V. Cooke Foundation, to support the work of the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) in Old Louisville.

The KCCAC –one of the seven best in the country according to a national accrediting agency – provides compassionate, trauma-informed intervention, treatment and investigation of child sexual and physical abuse. In every case, the goal is to identify, investigate and prosecute the offender, and to ensure appropriate therapy for the child victim and his or her family to restore them to being happy and healthy. This is managed by a multidisciplinary team comprising police, prosecutors, trauma-trained pediatricians and Child Protective Services, all supported by forensic interviewers and therapists

Last year, professionals at the KCCAC, along with two other centers in Southern Indiana, stopped the trauma of sexual and physical abuse and provided compassionate and comprehensive care for more than 1,700 children.

Our goal is to provide a continuum of quality care that reduces the incidence of abuse and improves lives until we end abuse and there no longer is a need for our services.

The V.V. Cooke Foundation of Peewee Valley, provides grants only to 501(c)(3) organizations that support religious, educational and humanitarian work.

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Family & Children’s Place works to protect Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect and exploitation and, through research-based, trauma-informed services, help them heal. The organization has supported families for more than 127 years and today serves approximately 5,000 children and families annually. For more information about Family and Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.

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