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Children’s Safe Harbor Receives a Helping Hand from Woodforest Charitable Foundation
The Woodlands, Texas - With the mission of reducing trauma for child victims of sexual or physical abuse, Children’s Safe Harbor has recently welcomed a $5,000 contribution of support from Woodforest Charitable Foundation.
Children's Safe Harbor is an autonomous, non-profit 501 © 3 organization formed to reduce the number of times that a sexually or severely physically abused child (or a child that has witnessed a homicide or crime) has to tell their story in order for an investigation to proceed.
Child abuse victims ages 2 to 17 and their non-offending caregivers are the foundation of the services delivered at the children’s advocacy center, which is child-friendly in its setting and approach. Child abuse is a self-perpetuating social problem that requires a coordinated systems approach to facilitate the identification, prosecution and treatment needs of child victims and their families. Children’s Safe Harbor is the unique non-profit organization in Montgomery County that assists in the coordination of criminal and civil protection services.
Victoria Constance, Ph.D., CEO and Executive Director of Children’s Safe Harbor, said, “This very exciting and generous donation to Children’s Safe Harbor is the beginning of funding for a new family advocacy program for our children and families in need. The family advocacy program expands the information and referral process to include a more intensive level of support and assistance. This new program will create a specialized volunteer component in which a dedicated volunteer is available to follow a particular child abuse victim’s case across the various services provided on site at our children’s advocacy center, and this volunteer would also be available to provide more intensive follow-up and accompaniment in the pursuit of community resources outside of Children’s Safe Harbor.”
The Woodforest Charitable Foundation was created by Woodforest National Bank in 2005 as a direct result of its desire to support and invest in the communities in which it serves. The Foundation is creating a legacy of commitment to those in need, enriching lives and communities through dedicated leadership and faithful administration by providing funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) charities.
For additional information regarding The Woodforest Charitable Foundation, call (832) 375-CARE (2273) or visit the foundation’s website at www.woodforestfoundation.org.