In support of the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center, TCC funds helped a victim of sexual abuse attend self-defense classes at a local gym. Improvements in school performance and positive behavior were noted. Many other victims served at the Children’s Advocacy Center have been able to participate in equine therapy, music therapy, art therapy, and trauma-informed yoga with similar positive outcomes. Non-offending caregivers have been supported by therapy, family advocacy, transportation, crisis intervention, and case management.
Story: Meet Anna, a young teen survivor of sexual abuse who received treatment at the Children’s Advocacy Center. She, along with other survivors participated in an outdoor challenge course that included a zip line and climbing wall last April. In her words, “Thank you for the experience that showed us not be scared anymore”. Another survivor shared “This fun challenge course allowed me to come out of my comfort zone; I would love to come back.”
An example of TCC funds helping families in the Foster Care program included respite funds for a homeless teen and her mother that allowed the girl to avoid foster care until placement was made with a family member. Other funds provided a housing voucher to extended family members caring for two nieces, enabling the family to obtain a newer, well-maintained home at a reduced rent and avoiding foster care placements for the children.
Story: One foster youth on a path to graduate from high school without any family was able to have a graduation party like many of her friends. The agency hosted it and the youth was able to invite her foster family and friends from high school as well as community professionals that have supported her over the years. “Thank you.”
TCC meets the emergency needs of vulnerable adults by providing funds for health supplies, medications, co-pays, housing, utilities, transportation, reading material, and other necessities.
Story: Ms. G is a single woman who lives independently in an apartment in Easton. She is on a fixed income from Social Security and has very little left after paying rent and utilities. Ms. G has multiple health problems which require additional nutritional supplements prescribed by her physician. Funds from Talbot Community Connections have allowed her to receive the prescribed supplements and ease her suffering from the illnesses. “Thank your for helping me remain in my home.”
From July 2021 to June 2022, TCC raised funds through private donations like this request, grants, and education events. TCC provided over $36,200 in funds which helped many children, families, and adults to experience a more secure environment. The Children’s Advocacy Center, which is supported by TCC, relies on monies from this community, in-kind donations from local participating agencies, and grants. Without these funds, vulnerable adults and children in Talbot County would not have benefitted from much-needed services.
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The Talbot Community Connections Board would like to express our sincere appreciation to our loyal donors who continue to support our mission with generous contributions. On behalf of the vulnerable children and adults of Talbot County, a huge thank you!
The Women and Girls Fund for helping us to sustain mental health support at the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) for sexual abuse victims and their families to cope with these crimes. Therapeutic modalities include equine therapy, music and art therapy, journaling, and supplies.
The donations from community citizens received in our Annual Appeal
Soroptimist International for donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Christmas in St. Michaels for supporting the unique needs of the caregivers of our children served at the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center along with the Multidisciplinary Team.
The Mid-Shore Community Foundation for their support of our vulnerable adults, children in foster care, and for helping us sustain the mental health support for victims and their families served at the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Reynolds/Christiano Fund in their support of our children in foster care.
The Gary and Ruth Kaufman Foundation for their support of our children in foster care.
Our local churches, including St. Mark's United Methodist and Eastpoint Church, for their donations to our Children’s Advocacy Center.
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