Home » County Information » Child Protective Services receives grant

Child Protective Services receives grant

The St. Joseph County United Way recently awarded a grant to St. Joseph County Child Protective Services for children removed from their homes due to the manufacturing of meth inside their homes.

Eighty, $25 gift cards to local retailers were provided to CPS to give foster-care families the funds they need to purchase pajamas, socks, underwear and basic necessities for children whose parents are arrested following police intervention.

Kelly Hostetler, executive director of the St. Joseph County United Way, said children removed from such situations are not allowed to take with them any personal belongings.

The gift cards provide the kids the extra support to be comfortable in their new surroundings, Hostetler said.

Ernesto Diaz, Child Protective Services supervisor, said the gift cards have a positive impact on the families and the communities served by the agency.

Check Also

Hospital mails some patient letters to wrong addresses

About 700 letters for patients of a Kalamazoo hospital have been sent to the wrong …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *