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Children First Awarded $20,000 from Wilson-Wood Foundation

11 Aug 2020 11:38 AM | Amy Treis (Administrator)

Children First recently received a $20,000 grant from the Wilson-Wood Foundation to support Comprehensive Services for children and families living at-risk in Sarasota County. Comprehensive Services include early childhood education, nutrition, healthcare screenings, emotional and behavioral support, and family strengthening services for parents.

Because the average income of a Children First family is $14,000, they are left with extremely limited income and resources for education, food stability, and housing. Approximately 900 families received strengthening services from Children First in 2019 to help them break the generational cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency.

“With an incredibly high percentage of the families enrolled living below the Federal Poverty Level of $21,720 for a family of three, funding from the Wilson-Wood Foundation is critical to combatting the systemic pressures of poverty, pressures which create an environment of chronic stress for both children and adults. We are deeply appreciative of the Wilson-Wood Foundation for their continued support of our community’s most vulnerable who cannot afford to be left behind,” says CEO Philip Tavill. 


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