Grant Funds Basic Care Items for Children in DCCH Center Residential Treatment Program
Funded by Greater Cincinnati Foundation & United Way of Greater Cincinnati's COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.
DCCH Center for Children and Families was recently awarded a $10,000 COVID-19 Regional Response Fund grant to support critical care for victims of child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. The rapid-response fund, activated by Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, is supporting relief and recovery efforts to those who are most disproportionately affected by the effects of the crisis.
DCCH Center has been caring for children and families for over 170 years. Once a traditional orphanage, DCCH has evolved into a multi-service agency providing foster care and adoption services, outpatient therapy and residential treatment for survivors of child abuse.
Their residential treatment program provides around-the-clock care, treatment and trauma-informed therapy for boys and girls ages six through 14. This program serves approximately 120 Kentucky children and their families annually. DCCH is responsible for these children and those they have placed with foster families.
“Child abuse doesn’t wait for a pandemic to end. These fragile children are with us 365 days per year, 24 hours per day,” said Bob Wilson, DCCH Center Executive Director. “We are dedicated to providing high-quality care for them and that doesn’t change because of COVID-19. Our amazing staff continues to show up every day to help our kids and we think of them as heroes.”
As the pandemic continues, DCCH continues to provide care for these children and families, despite significant losses in revenue from cancelled events and “paused” programs due to ongoing restrictions.
The $10,000 will be used to provide basic necessities like food, clothing and personal hygiene items for those in their residential treatment program.
“We are so grateful for our amazing friends and partners like GCF who have helped us keep the vulnerable children in our residential program safe and healthy,” added Wilson. “I am humbled and grateful for the concern, support, and prayers our community has put forth.”