(SARASOTA, FL, 01/27/2023)- The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) has been awarded $10,000 through the Kathryn H. Beach Charitable Fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation. These funds will go directly to restoring the elevator at CPC, updating code compliance, and ensuring children continue to receive safe services.
For over 42 years, the Child Protection Center has been upholding the mission of the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. The Child Protection Team (CPT) is a legislatively mandated program that works alongside the Department of Children and Families, (DCF), investigating allegations and cases of child abuse and neglect. Housed on CPC’s second floor, CPT performs forensic interviews and medical exams to evaluate physical and sexual abuse, which can be used in a court of law.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Kathryn H. Beach Charitable Fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation, CPC will remain up to code and standard while providing services for child abuse victims.” says Doug Staley, Executive Director of the Child Protection Center. “CPC’s Child Protection Team continues to serve hundreds of children yearly, and the number only increases as the calendar changes. Access to safe and equitable care is critical for children and families who have fallen victims of child abuse. We are grateful for their generosity in helping us achieve our mission and vision of creating a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive.”
CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida since 1980, and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. For more information on CPC, visit www.cpcsarasota.org or call 941-365-1277.