By Carlos Casas, public relations manager for CFCA
Poverty and violence are often closely related and affect the lives of millions of children worldwide ó including many here in the U.S.
The main focus of Christian Foundation for Children and Aging is on helping families in developing countries break the cycle of poverty. Violence prevention is an important part of our mission.
[Related link: Learn how the work of CFCA is helping many mothers in Hyderabad, India, break the cycle of violence in their families.]
This month, CFCA and the Rose Brooks Center, a leader in innovative domestic violence programs and support, will announce their Champions for Children partnership.
Through this partnership, the two Kansas City-based organizations will help improve the lives of hundreds of students in the Kansas City area who are struggling to overcome poverty, community violence or family abuse.
As part of the Champions for Children partnership, CFCA will help support the continuation of Rose Brooks Centerís Project SAFE, an innovative, school-based violence prevention and intervention program.
The funds provided by CFCA will ensure that Rose Brooks Center will be able to continue its vital Project SAFE programming in a local Kansas City-area school.
While CFCAís focus is sponsorship of children and elderly in developing countries, the partnership with Rose Brooks is one way CFCA is contributing to and learning from the local community.
By working together, CFCA and Rose Brooks Center have a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the key role that education plays in breaking the cycles of poverty and violence we see in our community and throughout the world.
To learn more about the Champions for Children partnership, visit the Rose Brooks website.