Texoma Health Foundation recently awarded a grant of $50,000 to the Fannin County Children’s Center to address the medical and mental health needs of abused and neglected children in Fannin County and support child abuse prevention efforts as well.
“We are thrilled that the Texoma Health Foundation has chosen to invest in our center and the children again,” said Children’s Center Executive Director Sandy Barber. “This year marks the fourth year in a row we have been blessed to be one of their grantees.”
Grant funding for all four years totals $150,000. The grant to the Children’s Center was one of many awarded by the Foundation to nonprofits in Grayson, Fannin, Bryan and Marshall Counties to further the foundation’s mission to support the health and well-being of people.
“We appreciate their generous investments in our center, in our kids and in our community,” said Barber. “We also appreciate how the board and staff of the foundation regularly are looking for ways they can give more than just money. The leadership, connections, ideas, energy and passion they give to making our community healthier is also a huge blessing!”
The Children’s Center will use the funds to ensure that each child in foster care has a trained CASA volunteer to advocate for their medical and mental health needs. In addition, the grant will support the Children’s Advocacy Center’s efforts to provide child abuse victims with access to the specialized medical and mental health treatment they need to heal. The center will also use grant funds to train children, youth and adults in how to prevent, recognize and report child abuse.