Jo Poshard with the representatives of the 28 agencies receiving 2015 grants
The Poshard Foundation Announcing 28 Grant Awards to Southern Illinois Agencies Serving Abused and Neglected Children
Carterville, IL - As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Jo Poshard, Director of The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children, will announce grants for $67,000 at a press conference on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room at John A. Logan College.
A total of 28 grants will be given to Southern Illinois agencies to be used specifically for services directly dealing with the abused, abandoned, and neglected children in our region. Those organizations are: Baptist Children's Home, Carmi; Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale; Cairo Women's Shelter; Caritas Family Solutions, Carterville; Caritas Family Solutions, Mt. Vernon; CASA of Franklin County; CASA of Jefferson County; CASA of Saline County; CASA of Williamson County; Centerstone; Children's Medical Resource Network, Anna; Family Counseling Center, Vienna; Family Crisis Center Homeless Shelter, Herrin; Hoyleton Ministries; Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Marion; Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Prison & Family Services, Marion; Mentors4Kids, Harrisburg; PAVE, Centralia; Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center; Pregnancy Matters, Carbondale; Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless, Marion; The Amy Center, Mt. Vernon; The Guardian Center, Carmi; The Night's Shield, West Frankfort; The Women's Center, Carbondale; Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center, Anna; United Methodist Children's Home, Mt. Vernon; and Williamson County Child Advocacy Center.
Jo Poshard noted, "Proceeds from the 2014 Poshard Foundation Brunch made these grants possible. We are very grateful to each of our donors." Poshard continued, "As Child Abuse Prevention Month winds down, it is clear that thirty days isn't enough time to sound the alarm for abused children in our region. Child abuse is on the rise in Southern Illinois."
Agency representatives will comment briefly on their grant projects and will be available to the press.
Glenn and Jo Poshard, co-founders of the Poshard Foundation, believe every child deserves a safe person, a safe place, and a safe community. Unfortunately, that is not the reality for many of our children in Southern Illinois. The abused, neglected, and abandoned ones are those the Poshard Foundation seeks to help. Whether it is by providing counseling, cribs, therapeutic camps, supplies for college-bound foster children, or training for the prevention of violence against children, the Foundation strives to make a difference in young lives.
For more information contact The Poshard Foundation at (618) 985-2828 ext. 8564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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