The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre (CICC) - The Children and Youth Programme
The CICC is a Cayman non-profit providing a 24-hour toll free crisis line, emergency shelter for abused women and their children, public education about domestic abuse and sexual assault, and an aftercare program. The Children and Youth Programme targets school aged children who have been abused or have witnessed abuse and who accompany their mothers to the CICC Emergency Shelter Program. HFC Cayman funds will support group and individual intervention for children while they are at the shelter as well as the implementation of a public awareness campaign. http://www.cicc.ky/
Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation - Family Reunification Programme
CAYS Foundation was established as a Government owned company to manage and operate two residential homes on Grand Cayman. The Frances Bodden Home serves children and youth who are at risk and deemed to be in need of care and protection. The Family Reunification Programme is designed to strengthen vulnerable families during the transitional period when a child is being returned home, and to provide support to the family once the child has been discharged from care. HFC Cayman funds will support the Family Support Worker at the Frances Bodden Home. www.cays.org.ky
Department of Counselling Services - Adolescent Parent Services & Fathers First!
The Department of Counselling Services is a governmental agency that provides high-quality, cost-effective counseling and treatment services in the Cayman Islands. The Adolescent Parent Services program provides parenting skills training to new or expectant mothers within the community to decrease the risk of child abuse and neglect. The Fathers First! program provides father empowerment and parenting skills training for fathers. HFC Cayman funds will support the implementation of the two programs.
Feed Our Future - School Meals for Wellness
Feed Our Future is an organization that provides a healthy lunch to children in the Cayman Islands schools who are deemed in need and at risk. By providing nutritionally balanced school meals, Feed Our Future fulfills a basic human need and further enriches the learning potential and health of children. The School Meals for Wellness program will provide school meals for at-risk students during the 2012-2013 school year. HFC Cayman funds will provide a one-year start up grant for the program. www.feedourfuturecayman.org
Health Services Authority - Child Sexual Abuse Intervention & Treatment Program
Health Services Authority is the primary health care services provider and administrator in the Cayman Islands. The Child Sexual Abuse Intervention & Treatment Program provides education, treatment, and counselling for child abuse victims and their families. The program also provides child abuse identification and treatment training for hospital staff, forensic data gathering, and collaborates with other government and non-governmental agencies for the protection and treatment of children. HFC Cayman funds will support half of a child psychologist’s full time salary. www.hsa.ky
Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture - School-Based Study and Intervention for Children At-Risk for Child Abuse (Better Futures Project)
The Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture is responsible for the provision of quality education to children enrolled within Cayman Islands schools. The Better Futures program provides young children with a comprehensive school-based child abuse prevention education. HFC Cayman funds will support the child abuse prevention training for private school teachers, the extension of the Behaviour and Education Support Team model to the private schools leadership of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Child Protection and consultation within the Cayman Island School on child abuse education and services. http://www.brighterfutures.gov.ky/
National Council of Voluntary Organizations (NCVO) - Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home
The National Council of Voluntary Organizations is a non-profit charitable organisation that helps community members struggling from economic hardship and child neglect and abuse, with a focus on helping children. The Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home houses up to ten children ranging in age from birth to sixteen years of age who have been placed in care by the Department of Children and Family Services and the Courts because of maltreatment. HFC Cayman funds will support the Care Manager, who is responsible for the daily operation of the Foster Home and providing care to the residents, such as helping residents work toward family reunification or independent living. http://ncvo.org.ky/
Royal Cayman Islands Police Service - Ongoing training and development to dedicated and specialist investigation officers
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) serves all three of the Cayman Islands and handles all criminal matters committed against people on the Island. The RCIPS Family Support Unit provides inter-agency work and investigation into child neglect, sexual and physical abuse, and abuse against vulnerable adults. The project supports ongoing training of Police and Health Service Authority professionals to investigate offences and interview victims. The grant includes support for training of a trainer from within the RCIPS, so that continuing training in this specialist field will be localized. The grant also supports a symposium to be held in The Cayman Islands on this specialist area, bringing in other agencies such as Social Services, Education and Community Workers. http://www.rcips.ky/