Grant will support work at the Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center, visitation center
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 22, 2017) – The Kentucky Bar Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Family & Children’s Place to support the ongoing work of the agency’s Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center (KCCAC) and Supervised Visitation Center.
“This generous award will enable us to continue to give children and families the chance to be healthy, happy and safe, despite their painful pasts,” said Pam Darnall, president and CEO of Family & Children’s Place. “There also is a natural alignment between the work we do and the Kentucky Bar Foundation’s mission – providing help today and hope for tomorrow. Ultimately, we both help children and families being served by the justice system.”
The KCCAC is the only accredited center in the Greater Louisville area that offers compassionate, coordinated intervention and investigation of child sexual abuse. The national model facility brings under one roof police, doctors, prosecutors, Child Protective Services, forensic interviewers and counselors to provide investigation and prosecution, as well as comprehensive treatment for child abuse, preventing future abuse and helping child victims of abuse and their families heal.
The Supervised Visitation Center, located at the agency’s Shively office, provides a safe space where non-residential parents and other family members can maintain contact with the child in a supervised, neutral setting, which aids in healing and recovery from the trauma of violence and abuse.
The Kentucky Bar Foundation presented the grant June 22, at its Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon at the Owensboro Convention Center.
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About Family & Children’s Place
Family & Children’s Place protects Kentuckiana children, families and communities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and helps move them from hurting to healing. We serve more than 6,000 children and families annually through trauma-informed and impact-evident services. For more information about Family & Children’s Place, visit www.famchildplace.org or call 502-893-3900.