Foothills Child Advocacy Center is seeking 100 organizations or adults to support services for 100 children annually each year by making a three-year pledge of $600 a year. These gifts can be designated as "use where most needed" or to build a fund in support our longterm goal of launching the Child Victim’s Health Access Program.
Foothills is seeing an unprecedented need for its services. For the last 18 months, the number of children who need our services has increased steadily and significantly. In FY 2017, we served 27 percent more children and their families than in the previous year. This increase has resulted in the need to move to a larger facility and add staff. Your three-year pledge will help us to take the steps we need to take to make sure that every child and family receives the needed services.
The cost of one child abuse forensic medical evaluation is estimated to be about $600, and we anticipate that 100 child victims will receive forensic medical evaluations each year when this program is launched. The need for this program is significant: in FY 2017, only 12 percent of the children who were alleged victims of abuse received medical exams. We are partnering with the University of Virginia (UVA) Department of Pediatrics to make this program possible and are slated to begin offering medical exams at Foothills in February 2018.
Please join our growing list of donors. We will recognize your gift on our Wall of Heroes and also in an announcement and thank-you ad that we will run in the local print media. Donate online here.
The following donors have designated their gifts for the Child Victim's Health Access Program:
City of Charlottesville
First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund
George F. and Ann Harris Bellows Family Foundation
National Children’s Alliance
Dr. James Plews-Ogan, By Your Side Pediatrics
Dr. and Mrs. Bradley Rodgers, UVA Pediatric Surgery
Mr. Glenn Rust, President & CEO, Virginia National Bank
Dr. Jocelyn Schauer, Piedmont Pediatrics (Member, Foothills Board)
Dr. Rob Trundle, Pediatric Associates (Member, Foothills Board)
Virginia National Bank
Westminster Presbyterian Church Mission Fund
Dr. Amy Wrentmore, UVA Pediatrics (Member, Foothills Board)
Contact Cathee Johnson Phillips, the Executive Director, for more information. Thank you for your generous support!