The Child Protection Center (CPC) has received a $100,000 matching opportunity from an anonymous donor. This matching opportunity comes at the perfect time, to match healing for child abuse victims this holiday season.
The Child Protection Center continues to face the rising need for child abuse services across Sarasota County. In its recent fiscal year (July 2021- June 2022), CPC’s Therapy Programs provided 3,553 hours for child abuse victims. The Therapy Team has expanded its staffing by hiring more trauma-informed therapists to meet the increasing needs of treatment plans for child victims, their families, and adult survivors of child abuse. CPC’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness Team (PSCA) is highly requested in schools across the county for abuse prevention lessons. In 2022, PSCA reached 67,040 participants and conducted 234 sexual abuse prevention workshops. The population growth in North Port requires Prevention Educators to be in classrooms nearly full time in south county schools.
“This matching opportunity will help bring additional access these vital services.” says Doug Staley, CPC’s Executive Director. “We are honored to be supported by this generous opportunity for child abuse victims.”
Child abuse reports can be made to the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-962-2873.
The Child Protection Center’s mission is the Prevention, Intervention, & Treatment of Child Abuse, as the organization envisions a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. For over 40 years, CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida, and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. For more information on CPC, visit www.cpcsarasota.org or call 941-365-1277.