Funds will support agency’s response to increasing incidences of abuse, neglect
The Cralle Foundation Inc., awarded $8,000 in late May to Family & Children’s Place to help the agency continue its work to prevent and stop child violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect, and to provide hope and healing to children and families hurt by trauma from abuse.
Children and families served by Family & Children’s Place, which is celebrating 135 years of continuous service to Louisville and Southern Indiana – includes children who have been sexually or physically abused, children of families that have experienced domestic violence, and children at risk of neglect due to increased stress due to family crises.
Some of these children have been removed from their homes and some have been previously hospitalized due to emotional or behavioral problems.
“These funds, generously given by the Cralle Foundation, will allow us to continue to respond more quickly and assuredly to the needs of area children and families,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place.
“In just four years we’ve seen a 55 percent increase in the number of incidents of abuse and neglect in Kentucky, and children are being left behind in even greater numbers to the ongoing opioid crisis, so it’s imperative we be able to respond quickly, providing the most effective and compassionate care possible.”
The Cralle Foundation Inc., of Louisville, provides grants primarily to education and human services, with a focus on children and youth services, community and economic development, education, higher education, human services and museums.