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AdventHealth Makes Major Donation To Kids House To Aid Abused, Neglected Children

The $840,000 donation will allow Kids House to expand its medical trauma program.

SANFORD, Fla., Nov. 4, 2019 — Kids House Wayne Densch Children’s Advocacy Center, Seminole County’s center for child abuse investigation and ongoing care, was recently awarded $840,000 in grants and in-kind contributions by AdventHealth as part of a partnership that has spanned 14 years.
Of the contribution approved by AdventHealth, $800,000 will fund two full-time nurse practitioners who will serve at the Kids House Medical Trauma Program for two years. This program lends medical expertise to the investigation and treatment of children suffering from abuse. With the in-kind donation from AdventHealth, Kids House will see an increase in the program’s capacity, allowing more kids to be seen as soon as they need care — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“We are honored to support the expansion of Kids House’s medical trauma program,” said Samantha Kearns O’Lenick, executive director of Community Impact for AdventHealth. “Our long-standing partnership helps us to extend our healing mission to children in need in the community.”
AdventHealth also pledged $40,000 toward the next two annual Kids House galas, the organization’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from the gala help child victims of abuse find compassionate care and healing through the many services offered at Kids House. AdventHealth will be recognized as a presenting sponsor at the 2020 event next spring.
“Without the partnership of AdventHealth as our exclusive medical provider, Kids House would not be able to offer many of our vital services,” said Ernest Hamilton, executive director for Kids House. “We are grateful for their ongoing commitment to the children of Seminole County and for our continuing relationship.”
Kids House Wayne Densch Children's Advocacy Center serves as the single point of contact for child abuse investigations for Seminole County, Florida. The mission is to provide aid to child victims of abuse by providing all necessary services from report and investigation through treatment and prosecution in a child-friendly environment. Each year, nearly 2,000 children visit the center for forensic interviewing and medical examinations, crisis intervention and advocacy, referral and information, mental health therapy, and education and prevention services. Learn more about Kids House at www.kidshouse.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KidsHouseCAC/.

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