Community Foundation of Burke County Awards Grant

Posted by: swright 2 years, 12 months ago

Southmountain Children and Family Services is the proud recipient of a $7,900 grant from the Community Foundation of Burke County. The grant will be used to make needed improvement to the exterior of the Burke County Children’s Advocacy Center, also known as the Gingerbread House.

The Gingerbread House provides services to child abuse and neglect victims, and children who have witnessed violent crime. The primary function of the Center is to provide a warm, friendly place where child victims can be interviewed and examined by professional forensic interviewers and medical providers. Southmountain assists Law Enforcement, Social Services, and the District Attorney's Office by gathering the appropriate forensic information and evidence with the least amount of additional trauma to the child victim.

Southmountain is very grateful to the Community Foundation of Burke County and the Camp Lake James Stewardship Fund for this generous grant and for their continued support of our programs.