Champions for Children Partnership
Poverty and violence are often closely related and affect the lives of millions of children worldwide. Through the Champions for Children partnership, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA) and Rose Brooks Center (RBC) have a unique opportunity to serve children in need and their families by working together to raise awareness about the key role that education plays in breaking the cycles of poverty and violence we see in our own community and throughout the world.
Because of the partnership with CFCA, Rose Brooks Center will be able to continue its vital Project SAFE programming in Center Middle School. By supporting the continuation of Project Safe in Center Middle School, CFCA is helping improve the lives of hundreds of students who are currently struggling to overcome poverty, community violence or family abuse.
About Project SAFE:
Project SAFE is a school-based violence prevention and intervention program provided by Rose Brooks Center (RBC) serving at-risk children and youth in the Kansas City, Missouri, Grandview, Center and Hickman Mills school districts. Project SAFE utilizes a comprehensive, three-tiered programmatic approach to provide mental health services to children impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, dating violence, community violence, poverty, homelessness, substance abuse or other major traumatic risk factors. Large group educational series provide education and resources to classrooms of students, weekly support groups provide a safe place for children with greater need to discuss challenging issues and receive facilitated peer support, and weekly individual therapy helps children facing extreme challenges overcome trauma. During the 2010-2011 school year the program served more than 3,500 children throughout the Kansas City area who would otherwise have not had access to mental health services.
Founded in 1981 by lay Catholics, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging works with and serves persons of all faith traditions. CFCA is an international nonprofit organization assisting families living in poverty in 22 developing countries. CFCA’s Hope for a Family sponsorship program helps provide basic resources, opportunities and encouragement to children, youth, the elderly and their families through the generous support of individual sponsors.
CFCA takes a personal approach that focuses on partnering with each family to fulfill their basic needs while empowering them to create a path out of poverty through education, skills training, livelihood programs and community-building activities. While its focus is on serving families in developing countries, CFCA supports community programs in its home base of Kansas City through partnerships with local organizations.
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If you or your organization is interested in partnering with Rose Brooks Center to provide Project SAFE℠ services in a local school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.