Abuse & Neglect
With nearly 3 million cases of child abuse and neglect that involves over 5 million children reported each year, The Children’s Foundation has made Abuse and Neglect one of our five focus areas. Through funding support of programs for young children, our goal is to provide early intervention options to help improve child development.
Almost half of the children in Michigan have had exposure to at least one adverse family experience. As a foundation, we have parntered a number of organizations that focus on creating awareness, as well as early intervention for the abuse and neglect of children. This includes Care House of Oakland County-Breaking the Cycle of Abuse Program, Beaumont Health System and KidsTALK, a community-based program that provides comprehensive services to child victims of sexual and physical abuse or other forms of psychological trauma.
The Children’s Foundation has granted $50,000 to support the implementation of Family Acceptance Project’s Family Support Model through the Ruth Ellis Center (REC). REC has been helping the LGBTQ+ youth in Detroit and surrounding cities for nearly 20 years.