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Marygrove Receives Children’s Trust Fund Prevention Grant

June 26, 2013, Florissant, MO    Marygrove recently received a $35,000 grant from the Missouri Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

“Our partnership with CTF enables us to provide young parents – most of whom have few resources and little family support – with skills to be a healthy and positive influence on their children, and to move toward self-sufficiency.   Not only does this strengthen the family unit, it  also helps break the cycle of abuse,” said Sr. Helen Negri, Marygrove’s Chief Executive Officer.

Marygrove was established in 1849, and since that time has continued its mission of helping children impacted by abuse, neglect and other childhood traumas.  Over the years it has expanded services in response to the growing need of intervention and support for young people with complex mental health issues resulting from early traumas.  Today, Marygrove helps over 170 children and young adults each day through its residential treatment, transitional and independent living programs, and crisis care.

“Investing early and often in children and families is paramount to healthier outcomes both now and in the generations to come,” said CTF Executive Director Kirk Schreiber.  “Prevention is a key component for good health, mental health, educational and economic prosperity that ultimately affects everyone.”    Established in 1983, CTF has awarded over $51 million dollars of non-general revenue funding to support community-based prevention programs throughout Missouri in its 30-year history.

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Marygrove contact: Kathryn Feldt |(314) 830-6249 |


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