Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: CARE House of Oakland County Awarded $65,000 Grant from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
PONTIAC, Mich. – The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation awarded CARE House of Oakland County a $65,000 grant for its Breaking the Cycle of Abuse program – which currently serves more than 7,000 individuals annually.
Grant funding will enable CARE House to create two new positions, including a full-time Director of Community Education and part-time community outreach facilitator to develop, coordinate and facilitate new prevention programs. Additionally, the Community Education Director will serve as a liaison with community organizations, hospitals, schools and service agencies to foster ongoing prevention trainings.
“Our partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation advances our vision to impact the safety of every child in Oakland County,” said Blythe Spitsbergen, executive director, CARE House. “Through our child abuse prevention programs, we work to make that vision closer to reality by cultivating a proactive community.”
With additional support from the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, CARE House’s goal is to increase the number of individuals served by its Breaking the Cycle of Abuse program to 10,000 by fall 2019.
Every year the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation awards new funding to a carefully selected group of applicants whose work supports the Foundation’s Three Pillars (Community Benefit, Pediatric Research and Medical Education) and Five Focus Areas (Nutritional Wellness, Abuse & Neglect, Injury Prevention, Mental Health and Oncology/Cardiology).
Lexi Cerilli, for CARE House