Childhood Trauma Grants Awarded

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Colorado Springs Health Foundation approves $582,282 in grants

to address child maltreatment-related trauma in El Paso and Teller Counties

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO The Colorado Springs Health Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved $582,282 in grants to nine organizations serving El Paso and/or Teller Counties. These grants address the prevention or healing of child maltreatment-related trauma. El Paso and Teller Counties have higher rates of child abuse and neglect than the rest of the state, and trauma, especially child maltreatment-related trauma, is linked to a host of life-long health concerns. Here is a list of grant awards:

Organization Name

Program or Project Name

Amount Funded

Community Partnership Family Resource Center

Strengthening Families Services

50,000

Court Care of the Pikes Peak Region

General Operating

7,500

Fostering Hope

General Operating

40,000

Joint Initiatives for Youth & Families

Preventing & Healing Child Maltreatment

138,523

Kidpower of Colorado

General Operating

50,000

Lutheran Family Services of the Rocky Mountains

KPC Respite Center

25,000

TESSA

Children’s Play Therapy

79,000

TwoCor

General Operating

96,000

UCCS

Veterans Health & Trauma Clinic

96,259

Total

$582,282

Year-to-date, Colorado Springs Health Foundation has awarded just under $4 million in grants to support improved health within the Pikes Peak region.

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About Colorado Springs Health Foundation

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation was established in 2012 through the City of Colorado Springs’s lease of Memorial Health System to UCHealth. The Foundation’s mission is to provide grants that target immediate healthcare needs and encourage healthy living. Approximately $12 million in grants have been awarded or committed since inception, and grantmaking started in 2016.

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