Academic journal article Health Care Financing Review

Center for Children and Families Wins Community Partnership Award

Academic journal article Health Care Financing Review

Center for Children and Families Wins Community Partnership Award

Article excerpt

Thomas J. Moran, president and chief executive officer of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company, recently announced that Edgewood Center for Children and Families' "Kinship Support Network" program has been named the winner of the Company's 1998 Community Partnership Award and the $25,000 prize that accompanies it.

The Edgewood Center for Children and Families, located in San Francisco, received this award for its collaboration with the Community Mental Health Services, Department of Public Health and the Family and Children Services, Department of Human Services for the City and County of San Francisco.

The award is given to non-profit organizations that create partnerships with public, private, and social sectors that aid in the development of cohesive communities. The criteria for the award are the duration of the partnership (a minimum of 1 year), a demonstration that the partnership has made a difference, the ability of the partnership to be replicated and stimulate new ideas for partnerships to address social issues, and the partnership's commitment to advancing the mission and principles of the organization.

The Kinship Support Network was created in 1993 to respond to a growing need in the foster care system providing support for the increasing number of grandparents and other relatives who are taking care of children removed from parental care due to abandonment, violence, or neglect. …

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