County accepts funding for foster child care

Hays County children in foster care will have the opportunity to participate in more extra-curricular activities and Child Protective Services will have more support in pursuing professional training due to the donations of one governmental body, one nonprofit foundation and one individual.

The Commissioners Court on Tuesday accepted $25,5000 in grant funding for the Hays County Child Protective Board (HCCPB). The award included $15,000 from the city of San Marcos, $10,000 from the Dunagan Foundation and $500 from E.B. Crook.

According to agenda material, the funds will be used for:

• Basic clothing

• Participation in extracurricular school activities and scholastic achievements

• Equipment and services to encourage and assist academic success and improve graduation rates

• Recognition of significant milestones

• Provide for physical and mental health services not covered by governmental programs

• Provide support for CPS workers participation in professional training

• Increase public awareness of child abuse.

The HCCPB is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1978 to work with governmental agencies to “assist and enhance the lives of children of families in crisis by providing needed support and services not otherwise available under the state mandated program,” the organization’s web page says.

The group annually sponsors fundraising events that have included the Buda Child Wellness Extravaganza, Founders Day Parade in Dripping Springs and Youth Fest in San Marcos.

For more visit hayscocpb.org or find them on Facebook.

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