A great number of our cases involve families living in poverty, which can have a devastating effect on a parent’s ability to manage and provide appropriate care for their children. Too often, it’s the little things that become big barriers. Finding enough money for winter coats and boots. Paying first and last month’s rent. Being able to afford eyeglasses, medical equipment, cribs and strollers, or school trips and supplies.
Supporting children and youth during the most vulnerable time of their life directly improves their quality of life. This is why Hope for Children has created its Emergency Grants Program for families in crisis—a high-impact direct service tool for CCAS child welfare workers assisting families. Our workers not only help families work through their challenges to protect children in their own homes, they also assist them with everyday budgeting, household management, parenting and other life skills. Where needed, the workers make referrals to Hope for Children for Emergency Grants which provide critical relief for deserving families and children in their time of need. Supporting families through this process is the most effective way of making a difference in our children's lives.
Your donation will go a long way in helping families pay for critical medical needs, winter clothing, emergency day care, or baby formula. These grants also allow children to take part in activities such as school trips, music lessons, sports leagues and educational programs.
Please visit our Hope for Children's website for more information, and to make your donation!