HALOS, the region’s only organization focused specifically on the needs of kinship families has been awarded a $4,000 grant from Volvo Car US Operations Community Fund. The grant, administered by the Coastal Community Foundation of SC, will support the Kinship Care Program.
HALOS works to improve the well-being and outcomes for children living in “kinship care” – children being raised by a grandparent or other relative so that they do not enter foster care. HALOS offers resources so that kinship caregivers can provide safe, stable and nurturing homes to the child victims of abuse and neglect in their care.
In response to the unique challenges faced by kinship care families, HALOS implemented its Kinship Care Program in 2007. HALOS remains the only program in the Charleston area that focuses specifically on supporting these special families with comprehensive services.
“In 2017, HALOS experienced a 29% increase in the number of families served. The number of kinship families grows every day due, in part, to the opioid crisis,” says Kim Clifton, executive director of HALOS. “HALOS supports child victims in the Lowcountry and the family members who love them too much to let them go into foster care.”
For more information, visit www.charlestonhalos.org
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