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Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina receives grant from John Rex Endowment

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announced it is a co-recipient of a $187,831 grant from the John Rex Endowment. The grant supports PCANC and SAFEchild in building cross-sector collaboration to develop a child abuse prevention plan in Wake County.

This upstream investment will identify strategies that can be used throughout the community in government, philanthropy, business, and nonprofit organizations. The child abuse prevention plan will be based on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework and are built by community members across all sectors.

With the support of the John Rex Endowment, PCANC will provide guidance, expertise and technical assistance in building a child abuse prevention plan.

“At Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina we know that investing upstream to strengthen families means collaboration across all sectors to meet specific community needs,” Sharon Hirsch, PCANC president and CEO. “The best way to strengthen Wake County families so children can thrive is by laying out a plan to increase the Protective Factors.”

This child abuse prevention plan will identify the strengths of the community, set goals for improvement, and will act as a true road map to prevention.

“We’re so thankful to the John Rex Endowment for investing upstream in prevention,” said Hirsch. “We are excited to strengthen Wake County’s children and families through cross-sector collaboration with SAFEchild’s partnership.”


About Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) is the leading statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. Through collaboration with partners across North Carolina, PCANC works with communities to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships for all children. PCANC is the North Carolina chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. For more information contact Kristie Demers, Communications Coordinator, at (919) 829-8009, ext. 619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About John Rex Endowment
The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children. For more information, contact the Raleigh, N.C. office at 919-838-1110 or visit

About SAFEchild
SAFEchild, celebrating its 25th anniversary year, is a nonprofit child abuse prevention and intervention agency that works directly with families in Wake County. Its mission is to eliminate child abuse in Wake County by helping families create nurturing environments free from abuse and neglect. SAFEchild positively impacts the lives of more than 8,000 children and parents each year through eight child abuse prevention and intervention programs, including those available at the SAFEchild Advocacy Center.

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina

A chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America

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