Grants Bring Safety and Healing to Our Kids

November 14, 2011

News and Stories

With the assistance of a grant from the St. Louis Mental Health Board, FRC has just completed improvements to the Therapeutic Preschool environment to make it a safer place for our kids. A new fence with a sliding gate was installed around the parking area so that our vans can load and unload children safely, and new matting was installed under the playground equipment to cushion any accidental falls.

The Missouri Foundation for Health awarded a generous grant of $100,000 per year for two years to Family Resource Center for operating expenses, so we can continue to provide the mental and emotional health services our children need to heal from their abuse. According to Greg Echele, FRC’s Chief Executive Officer, “We’re very grateful to MFH because their funding will help us cover those very real expenses often overlooked by other funders but essential if our staff is going to deliver quality clinical work – such basics as utility costs and gas for our cars.”

New playground and fence at Family Resource Center provided by grant funding