Local nonprofit to receive $75,000 grant, volunteer support
The Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) is proud to announce a new partnership with the Family Nurturing Center, a nonprofit agency dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse. Over the next three years, the JLC will provide the Family Nurturing Center $75,000 in grant funding, as well as hundreds of hours of support and advocacy from its 800+ volunteers.
“The Junior League of Cincinnati has always strived to improve the lives of women and children in Greater Cincinnati,” says Tara J. Mosley, President of the Junior League of Cincinnati. “This new partnership further strengthens our organization’s commitment to uplifting our community’s most vulnerable kids.”
Volunteers from the JLC will be trained to support the Family Nurturing Center’s facilitated visitation program, which provides opportunities for children to visit with non-custodial parents in a safe, supervised setting and build skills to foster healthy family relationships. Throughout the course of the partnership, JLC members will also receive education about the impacts of childhood trauma and benefits of trauma-informed care.
“We are thrilled to partner with JLC to advance the mission of Family Nurturing Center,” says Executive Director Jane Herms. “We are impressed with the volunteer engagement and their commitment to understanding and sharing the impact of trauma and child abuse. The addition of volunteer support and financial resources will allow us to change lives.”
The JLC’s partnership with Family Nurturing Center is the result of a yearlong request for proposal (RFP) process by the JLC. Submissions were reviewed by the JLC’s Program Development Committee and pared down to four semifinalists early this spring. Finalists were then put to a vote before the membership of the JLC in April.
This partnership begins as the JLC concludes a three-year partnership with Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank. Since June 2018, the JLC has helped Sweet Cheeks expand its capacity to serve the Greater Cincinnati by providing $75,000 in funding, performing thousands of hours of direct service, organizing numerous fundraisers, and helping to launch a period supply program.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CINCINNATI
Founded in 1920, the Junior League of Cincinnati has a long history of partnering with — or creating — non-profit organizations in the Cincinnati area to address community needs. Past projects of the Junior League of Cincinnati include Fernside, ProKids, Refugee Connect, the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, and many more.
The Junior League of Cincinnati is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, made up of a network of volunteers committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The Junior League of Cincinnati is one of more than 295 Junior League Organizations, involving more than 125,000 women across the globe. For more information on the Junior League of Cincinnati or becoming a Junior League member, please visit www.jlcincinnati.org.
ABOUT FAMILY NURTURING CENTER
Family Nurturing Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency serving families in Northern Kentucky and Hamilton County, OH. Fore more than 40 years, Family Nurturing Center has been dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships. Services and programs focus on the education, prevention, and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect. For more information on Family Nurturing Center and its programs, please visit https://familynurture.org/.