Child & Family Services Receives $10,000 HSC Cares Grant

Child and Family Services received a $10,000 grant from the Saginaw Community Foundation for the Sexual Assault Center/Crisis Services Project.

“The HSC Cares Grant was requested for Child and Family Service’s Sexual Assault Center, who provides free counseling and advocacy services to all victims and families who have experienced the unimaginable trauma of sexual assault,” said Jill Hogenson, President/CEO.  “We are passionate regarding an ongoing need to address and respond to sexual assault which can have lasting, harmful effects upon victims, their family, friends and community.”

Child and Family Services’ Sexual Assault Center has served the community since 1984 and is the only center in Saginaw providing FREE comprehensive services exclusively for survivors and their loved ones healing from the trauma of sexual violence.  In addition to counseling services, the Sexual Assault Center provides crisis services, including a 24-hour crisis line, forensic nurse examinations, victim advocacy, support and resources.

“The current need within our Sexual Assault Center revolves around funds related to ongoing training for forensic nurse support, back-up call support and medical oversight.  All these areas allow us to maintain compassionate care delivery to victims and their families, meeting them from the time of assault and assisting them through the recovery and healing process” Hogenson said.

The Saginaw Community Foundation awards grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, local units of government and religious institutions.