The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) was recently selected as the recipient of a $10,000 Covid-19 response grant by the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. The funding was awarded to combat the increased demand for services correlating with the expected rise in child abuse reports in the fall.
This grant will support CPC’s Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program (CFSVP), one of the organization’s four core programs. CFSVP has experienced a notable increase in services throughout the pandemic as the program has shifted to virtual outlets, providing 544 visits from April-September of 2020—a 35.3 perecent over the same period in 2019. Despite the quickly growing demand for CFSVP’s services, several grant funders have had to cancel or postpone grant awards due to the financial repercussions of the pandemic. The gap is expected to widen further as child abuse reports increase throughout the fall due to children being isolated for extended periods of time during the pandemic.
This is the second Covid-19 relief grant awarded to CPC from Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.