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     Jo Poshard with the representatives of the 29 agencies receiving 2014 grants

The Poshard Foundation Announced 29 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, announced grants for more than $71,000 at a press conference on Tuesday, April 29th in the Board Conference Room at John A. Logan College.

A total of 29 grants were 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:

Anna Bixby Women’s Center, Harrisburg; 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; 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 H Group, West Frankfort; 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 2013 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.”

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.


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