Hedge Funds Care Cayman is delighted to announce that in 2018, we are distributing $253,624 in grants to 9 programs that are preventing and treating child abuse in the Cayman Islands. On behalf of all of us at HFC, and especially our grantees, thank you for making this grant making cycle possible.
Our 2018-19 grantees:
$50,000 to Estella’s Place and TAYA Lounge at the Cayman Islands Crisis Center providing aftercare services and individual counseling for victims of Domestic Violence in a safe and inviting environment for teens and young adults.
$10,000 to the Protection Starts Here project at the Cayman Islands Red Cross, a child sexual abuse prevention project targeting youth workers, volunteers, and adults in the community to prevent abuse and provide knowledge and education around abuse and available resources.
$55,000 to the Family Resource Counselor at the Children and Youth Services Foundation, providing family education, counseling, support and referral services for parents of children residing at the CAYS Foundation residential homes.
$8,000 to the Education and Public Relations of MASH project at the Department of Children and Family Services, providing education to the public and increased awareness around the role and responsibility of the MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub) and the issue of child abuse in the Cayman Islands.
$26,700 to the Child Sexual Abuse Intervention and Treatment Program at the Health Services Authority, providing advanced training and certification of clinical staff in the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of children with child abuse symptoms.
$20,000 to the Child Abuse Prevention for Children with Disabilities program at the Special Needs Foundation of Cayman, providing support services and assessments for the highest risk children with special needs and community presentations to build awareness.
$18,924 to the School-Based Interventions for Children At-Risk for Child Abuse program at the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands, providing education to government secondary school children on how to recognize abusive situations in coordination with a Life Skills teachers and counsellors.
$40,000 to Support for Prevention and Intervention Programmes at the Department of Counselling Services, providing parenting programmes to decrease the risk of current or future child abuse in the community by addressing underlying risk factors for abuse and neglect.
$25,000 to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (M.A.S.H.) – for Children & Families at the Royal Cayman Island Police Service, supporting the implementation of an RCIPS Staff Wellness Program for Police Child Safeguarding staff will cover stress management and psychologically prepare, monitor and support key staff in their child safeguarding roles.
Did you know?
To date, HFC Cayman has distributed over $3,201,102 in 85 grants, helping to impact thousands of lives each year. Through successful fund raising events held over the past year, HFC Cayman has taken a leadership role in reducing trauma, building individual strengths, decreasing risk and strengthening families. The funding for these grants is a direct result of the support received from the Cayman Islands alternative investment community. Together, we have made the world a safer place for children.
Via: Press Release