Child Protection Center Receives Mental Health Grant and Supplies

Media Release                             

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           

August 2022


Sheila Miller

VP of Philanthropy

941-365-1277 ext. 111 –

Child Protection Center Receives Mental Health Grant and Supplies

Child Abuse Treatment Services Supported by the Make Sense Foundation Together with SeneGence

(SARASOTA, FL, 08/2022)- The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) was selected by the Make Sense Foundation in partnership with SeneGence as the 2022 Seminar’s Agency, receiving a $15,000 grant as well as thousands of dollars in donated items in support of the organization’s Therapy programs for local victims of child abuse.

CPC’s Therapy program consists of the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) and the Kid Kindness Program (KKP), both designed to serve children who have been physically and/or sexually abused as well as those children exhibiting problematic sexual behaviors. These programs provide stabilization and healing through free mental health care for victims and their families, restoring healthy development, improved mental health, academic functioning, enhancing social interactions and physical health.

‘SeneSisters’ from around the globe contributed to make this support possible, resulting in a donation of thousands of items needed to create Packs of Healing for CPC’s therapy clients. Items ranged from bubbles and jump ropes to art supplies to essentials such as toothbrushes and floss. Abby Schmoldt, the Foundation’s Charity Ambassador, commented that these women along with the Foundation “are the most giving humans I’ve ever met! Heart’s bursting!”

The staff of the Child Protection Center were unanimous in their appreciation, saying, “CPC is incredibly honored to be the chosen charity for 2022. We are blown away by their effort in bringing hope and healing to children and families in the aftermath of abuse. Your support helps create an attainable and comfortable healing journey for so many- thank you!”

This support is particularly impactful as the nonprofit’s Therapy Programs continue to expand its staff and services to meet the growing needs throughout the county. Doug Staley, CPC’s Executive Director, reports major successes with this expansion, announcing that treatment services have been fully launched in the new secondary location in North Port in addition to the existing services in Sarasota, as well as the addition of new staff. This growth has allowed the waitlist of verified victims of child abuse in need of therapy, which at its peak had more than 70 names, to be reduced down to 2.

The Child Protection Center’s mission is the Prevention, Intervention, & Treatment of Child Abuse, as the organization envisions a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. For over 40 years, CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida, and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. For more information on CPC, visit or call 941-365-1277.


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