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Sometimes we take for granted that everyone has a safe car seat or safety plugs...was nice to see parents in the community getting what they need to keep their children safe.

- Marshall County Partners in Prevention Team

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a great childhood

The West Virginia Children's Trust Fund raises money for innovative programs in communities all over the state that help keep children free from abuse and neglect. When you contribute a small or large amount you've done your part to help West Virginia children.

More than 68,000 West Virginia parents, children, professionals and community members receive face-to-face support or training.

More than 73,000 educational materials will make it into the hands of parents, professionals and the public.

Twelve hospitals began infant safe sleep campaigns to prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs), the leading cause of death for babies in WV.

Forty-four community Partners in Prevention Teams received grants to support local child abuse prevention efforts.

And most importantly, your support means happier childhoods for West Virginia children

Strengthening Families
Grant Opportunity!

TEAM for West Virginia Children is pleased to offer 2015 Strengthening Families Mini-Grants. Up to five grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded for organizations to intentionally broaden, deepen and/or sustain community-level strategies to improve family well-being and healthy child development using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework.

The purpose of the grant opportunity is to support innovative local projects that engage new partners and/or take a community / “place-based” approach to building protective factors among families of young children (infants to age 8). With these funds we seek to promote cross-sector implementation bringing together partners from multiple sectors (early childhood, businesses, faith based communities, health providers, early intervention, mental health, etc.) that touch the lives of children and families – working toward a common purpose that strengthens the presence of Protective Factors in families.

Click here to download a Microsoft Word formatted copy of the application.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the application.

Apply today!
Application deadline is April 27, 2015.

For more information, contact:
Jeanette Rowsey
Strengthening Families WV Coordinator




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