ACT Grants $149,952 to Support the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) recently awarded 15 grants totaling $149,952 to organizations across the state. The funds will support a number of programs from United Way’s 211 support line, to parenting classes in Nome, to the teen homeless shelter, Covenant House. Other grantees include:
- Old Harbor: to host activities and support conversations focused on Strengthening Families protective factors
- Arctic Slope Native Association: for parent project parenting classes
- Keys to Life: to expand their statewide Lullaby project to fathers who are incarcerated
- Center for Community in Sitka: to implement Circle of Security, a support for children and parents
- thread: to support Strengthening Families framework and pyramid model training
“These investments empower communities at the local level to reduce trauma and build resiliency for the child, family and community,” said Trevor Storrs, ACT’s president and CEO. “These 15 organizations are helping to create safe, stable and nurturing communities for Alaskan children and families.”
ACT provides funding to organizations across the state in four core focus areas related to child abuse prevention: primary prevention programs, collection and dissemination of quality data, advocacy and community building, and positive social norming.
For a complete list of grant awards, please visit the ACT website.