Holly’s House Announces Gift from Vanderburgh Community Foundation


 Holly’s House, a local child and adult victim advocacy center, announces the Vanderburgh Community Foundation has made a gift to Holly’s House in support of their “Think First & Stay Safe” elementary school child abuse prevention program. A check presentation will take place on June 21, 2019, 9:00 A.M.. at Holly’s House. During the event, representativesfrom the Vanderburgh Community Foundation and Holly’s House will be available for comments.

Implemented in 2010, the primary goal for the “Think First & Stay Safe” program is to improvestudent knowledge and skills relating to protecting their personal safety. Research into child abuse indicates that young people who are abused are much more likely to struggle with depression and anxiety, have poor academic performance, abuse drugs and alcohol, present behavioral problems, and even commit suicide. In addition, children who are abused are at greater risk of being either the aggressor or victim of violence as adults. Successful prevention and early identification of child abuse is one component of preparing young people for success.The “Think First & Stay Safe” program addresses these concerns by teaching children they have a right to be safe and developing common sense skills for self-protection. Through this program, children are advised how to seek help if they, or others they know, encounter unsafe situations or are being abused. For more information, or to support the “Think First & Stay Safe!”program, please visit www.hollyshouse.org.

Holly’s House is a non-residential victims’ advocacy center providing services for victims ofchild abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault in southwest Indiana. The mission of the organization is to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence. For more information, please visit www.hollyshouse.org.

Vanderburgh Community Foundation was established in 1992, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation is one of nearly 700 community foundations in the United States today. We serve Vanderburgh County, offering people a variety of ways to achieve their goals for this community through charitable giving.

The Vanderburgh Community Foundation is comprised of a collection of endowed assets totaling more than $19,597,159 held in named funds that support a variety of causes in our county. Created by caring local donors, these funds are invested to generate earnings that are distributed to deserving organizations and students in the form of grants and scholarships annually. The Community Foundation currently administers over 145 funds. These funds allowed for grants and scholarships of over $566,591 during our most recent fiscal year.