Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Receives $15,000 Grant from The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation Grant will Support Mission Kid’s Victim / Family Advocate Program

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Abbie Newman, RN, JD, Executive Director
484 687-2990
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Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Receives $15,000 Grant from
The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation
Grant will Support Mission Kid’s Victim / Family Advocate Program

[MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA] – (July 9, 2012) - The Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County (Mission Kids) received a $15,000 grant from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) in support of its Victim/Family Advocate Program (VA Program). The announcement of the 2012 grant was made by David Kraybill, Executive Director of the PAHWF Foundation.

Mission Kids, Montgomery County’s first and only child advocacy center, offers a comprehensive, centrally located, multidisciplinary team (MDT) response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting to achieve justice for child victims and promote their physical and emotional well-being. According to Abbie Newman, RN, JD, Executive Director of Mission Kids, “ The PAHWF funds will be used to support and expand Mission Kid’s VA Program, which serves as an ongoing source of supportive services for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members/caregiver.”

The MDT approach to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases helps minimizes additional trauma to child abuse victims following the disclosure of abuse. “Mission Kid’s VA Program provides additional support by explaining the investigative and legal process and coordinating referrals for related medical examinations, mental health evaluations and other social services as needed” said Newman.

Mission Kid’s services encourage victims of child abuse to find the resilience to begin the healing process and look forward to a better future. Since opening its doors in 2009, Mission Kids has served over 900 of Montgomery County’s child abuse victims. For more information visit www.missionkidscac.org

About Mission Kids
Mission Kids is a 501(c)(3) corporation located in Norristown Pennsylvania; mailing address P.O. Box 413 Blue Bell, PA 19422. Founded in March 2007, Mission Kids was created by the collaborative effort of the Montgomery County District Attorney, the Police Chiefs of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth to stop the cycle of abuse and improve the outcomes for abused children and their families. Mission Kids serves as a child-friendly facility, where medical professionals, social workers, police officers and lawyers come together to streamline the investigative process and provide victims with the necessary support services to help them begin to heal.

About The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation
The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation's mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. Visit www.pottstownfoundation.org for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area's online community at www.missionhealthyliving.org to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. You can also follow Mission Healthy Living on Facebook an

 

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