More Than $100,000 Awarded To 30 Agencies By The Poshard Foundation
The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children distributed grants to dozens of social service agencies Tuesday.
The Poshard Foundation awarded grants to 30 agencies in the region totaling more than $100,000.
Founder Glenn Poshard says the foundation’s happy they are able to support these agencies after the uncertainty of the past year.
“The pandemic has put stress on everyone, but the one thing that we know from communicating with the social service agencies throughout the area is the effort has been tremendous by you folks that are working with these children.”
The foundation distributes the funds in April to bring attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Many of the agencies operate in multiple counties in Southern Illinois.
The funds will used to cover counseling, cribs, supplies and other items children need.
These are the agencies that recieved a grant.
Arrowleaf (formerly Family Counseling Center), Vienna
Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois
Cairo Women’s Shelter
Caritas Family Solutions, Carterville
Caritas Family Solutions, Mt. Vernon
CASA of Franklin and Hamilton Counties
CASA of Jefferson County
CASA of Marion County
CASA of Saline County
CASA of Williamson County
Children’s Home and Aid, Herrin
Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network, Anna
Foster Family Resource Center of Southern Illinois
Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center
Healthy Families Illinois – Shawnee Health Service
Hoyleton Youth & Family Services
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Marion
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Prison & Family Ministry, Marion
Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center
Pregnancy Matters, Carbondale and Marion
Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
Spero Family Services, Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro
Stress and Trauma Treatment Center, Inc., Eldorado
The Amy Center, Mt. Vernon
The Guardian Center, Carmi
The Night’s Shield, West Frankfort
The Women’s Center, Carbondale
Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center, Anna