Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Receives $7,500 Grant from the Green Tree Community Health Foundation

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Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Receives $7,500 Grant from the Green Tree Community Health Foundation

[MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA] – July 9, 2012 – The Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County (Mission Kids) received a $7,500 grant from the Green Tree Community Health Foundation (Green Tree) in general operating support. The announcement of the grant was made by Susan M. Hansen, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Foundation, on behalf of the Board of Trustees on May 18, 2012.

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 Green Tree funds will be used to support and expand Mission Kid’s services following its move to a larger facility in 2012.”

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, PA; 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 Green Tree Community Health Foundation
A community health advocate, the Green Tree Community Health Foundation is a not-for-profit public charity that identifies areas of vulnerability in the communities of Northwest Philadelphia and Eastern Montgomery County and provides funding to organization whose work addresses these needs. The Foundation seeks to have a positive impact on current and emerging health issues and risks, empowering residents to access health services and value, embrace and maintain their health.

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