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Children's Haven Receives an $18,000 Grant

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CHILDREN'S HAVEN RECEIVES $18,000 GRANT FROM GENERAL MILLS TO SUPPORT CRISIS CARE FOR CHILDREN

Joplin, MO – Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri has received an $18,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation on behalf of the Joplin General Mills Community Action Council, to support their crisis care services for children in Southwest Missouri.

We are grateful to General Mills for their on-going support and this year's grant will help continue our mission of making area children safer.” said Stephanie Theis, Executive Director of Children's Haven, “…last year, 386 children from 147 families stayed with us for a total of 2,997 nights of safe, nurturing shelter. 15,492 nutritious meals and snacks were served and hundreds of trips to “home school”, pediatric medical appointments, and other important activities were made.  General Mills is an important partner in providing this important care to so many.”

Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri, Inc. is a private, nonprofit home for children to receive nurturing crisis care during times of heightened stress in their family.  Children's Haven provides a temporary home to children ages birth through 17 years whose families are experiencing a crisis.  A family crisis may include, but is not limited to: homelessness or unsafe living accommodations, lack of utilities or food, parents or sibling hospitalization, fear of abusing or neglecting children and parent seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment.  “Through the services we provide, we work to protect children, prevent child abuse and neglect, reduce family stress and keep families together.” 

For more information, please contact Liz Erickson, Development Coordinator, Children's Haven of SWMo, Inc. at 417-437-6120.



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