(COLUMBIA, S.C., November 27, 2018) - The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards Public Policy Impact grant to Institute for Child Success, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.
ICS pursues its mission by proposing smart public policies, grounded in research, advising governments, nonprofits, foundations, and other stakeholders on strategies to improve outcomes, sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, accelerating impact and fostering the next generation of leaders.
The state of South Carolina is currently home to 17 Child Advocacy Centers, located throughout the state and serving all 46 counties. These Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) help abused children by providing a single-stop for forensic interviews and coordinating trauma-informed treatment response for those children. CACs mitigate the trauma facing children by eliminating the need for those children to relive their trauma through multiple interviews with police, doctors, DSS, or others, while also improving efficiencies for state agencies.
Foundation funds will support ICS staff member's efforts to educate legislators and other policy staff on the importance of Child Advocacy Centers and to also garner budget support.
About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.
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