Members of the Women’s Giving Fund Grants Committee, Board Members, and Staff toured the Summit County Children’s Justice Center for an update on the impact of the $30,000 grant.
All Women’s Giving Fund Members are welcome to tour the facility at the
Summit County Children’s Justice Center Open House
Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00pm-6:00pm
Please RSVP to Deanna so we will have a count of guests.
With the Women’s Giving Fund (WGF) grant, the Summit County Children’s Justice Center (SCCJC) has launched a new medical program and is able to provide exams to victims of alleged abuse in a safe and child-friendly environment. This is the first of its kind in Summit County. Before the WGF grant, a child would have to travel to Salt Lake City to receive this specialized type of care.
“We know that even though child abuse is one of the worst things that can happen to a family, when the right resources are in place we can help set them on a path to recovery and the medical exam is a critical part of that process. The exam helps with collecting evidence, but also reinforce to a child that their bodies are okay. Thanks to the Women’s Giving Fund, they feel empowered and will leave the center feeling better than when they walked in.”
-Melissa McKain, Executive Director, Summit County Children’s Justice Center
The grant paid for medical equipment so that the Center could start seeing patients in January. SCCJC partnered with Primary Children’s Safe and Healthy Families and now has a physician in Park City weekly. Stay tuned for an Open House for the entire Women’s Giving Fund membership to tour the center and see the new medical room.
If you would like to learn more about the work this new nonprofit is doing, visit their webpage here.