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More Than $100,000 Awarded To 30 Agencies By The Poshard Foundation

The Poshard Foundation Distributes Grants To #0 Agencies
Benjy Jeffords
The Poshard Foundation Distributes Grants To #0 Agencies

The Poshard Foundation for Abused Children distributed grants to dozens of social service agencies Tuesday.

The Poshard Foundation awarded grants to 30 agencies in the region totaling more than $100,000.

Founder Glenn Poshard says the foundation’s happy they are able to support these agencies after the uncertainty of the past year.

“The pandemic has put stress on everyone, but the one thing that we know from communicating with the social service agencies throughout the area is the effort has been tremendous by you folks that are working with these children.”

The foundation distributes the funds in April to bring attention to Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Many of the agencies operate in multiple counties in Southern Illinois.

The funds will used to cover counseling, cribs, supplies and other items children need.

These are the agencies that recieved a grant.

Arrowleaf (formerly Family Counseling Center), Vienna

Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois

Cairo Women’s Shelter

Caritas Family Solutions, Carterville

Caritas Family Solutions, Mt. Vernon

CASA of Franklin and Hamilton Counties

CASA of Jefferson County

CASA of Marion County

CASA of Saline County

CASA of Williamson County


Children’s Home and Aid, Herrin

Children’s Medical and Mental Health Resource Network, Anna

Foster Family Resource Center of Southern Illinois

Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center

Healthy Families Illinois – Shawnee Health Service

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Marion

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Prison & Family Ministry, Marion

Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center

Pregnancy Matters, Carbondale and Marion

Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless

Spero Family Services, Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro

Stress and Trauma Treatment Center, Inc., Eldorado

The Amy Center, Mt. Vernon

The Guardian Center, Carmi

The Night’s Shield, West Frankfort

The Women’s Center, Carbondale

Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center, Anna

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