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BrickStreet grant helps WV Child Advocacy Network serve entire state in five years

By JOHN DAHLIA

NCWV Media

West Virginia Child Advocacy Network Awareness & Development Specialist Stacy M. Deel, left, and Executive Director Emily Chittenden-Laird announced the program’s efforts to serve children in all 55 counties thanks to a recent grant from the BrickStreet Foundation.
(NCWV Media photo by John Dahlia)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — A public-private partnership between the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network and the philanthropy arm of BrickStreet Insurance, BrickStreet Foundation, will enable the state-wide program to provide services to every county in the state, Executive Director Emily Chittenden-Laird said.

“It is heart breaking, and we cannot wait any longer,” Chittenden-Laird said of her organization’s ambitious five-year plan to serve children and their families affected by abuse. “It’s incumbent on us to push this plan forward.”

The multi-year investment and partnership will enable the existing Child Advocacy Centers across the state to expand services, reaching children in unserved, rural communities.

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