Child Crisis Center Receives Grant for Vets' Children
EL PASO — The Child Crisis Center of El Paso will receive $223,754 from the Texas Veterans Commission. The grant was awarded to help El Paso vets and their families as they adjust to civilian life.
Child Crisis Center of El Paso will provide children of veterans who are at-risk of abuse or neglect with food, clothing, individual beds, medical attention, recreation and transportation to/from school. Case management and support will be provided to eliminate or alleviate the cause of the emergency situation. Additionally, parent education classes and supportive services will be provided through an extensive referral and resource system and case management.
“Eleven new grantees are projected to serve an additional 23,915 veterans, dependents and surviving spouses between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013,” said Sarah Tillman, Interim Director of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. “To date, the Commission has provided over $23.5 million in grants to 94 local government and non-profit organizations to help serve over 92,000 veterans and their family members.”