Birmingham-based Children's Aid Society announced today that they have reached $2 million of their $2.7
million funding goal for their Home at Last program. Administered by the
100-year-old child welfare agency, Home at Last aims to help stabilize family
connections or find the child adoptive
"This level of commitment to the children of Alabama is part of a legacy in our community and state that we simply cannot overlook or ignore," said Johnny Johns, CEO of Protective Life and campaign co-chair.
CAS also provides counseling and other supportive services to individuals and families at no charge.
The campaign fund helps with the cost of the building purchase, renovations of the interior, professional design fees, furnishings and equipment, digital archival of case files and provides a building maintenance reserve fund.
As of now, 280 children and teenagers under the age of 21 remain on a waiting list for their forever families.
Last year alone, 9,367 children in Alabama were victims of abuse and neglect, according to the Children's Defense Fund.
"We are now asking the new friends and others who value families and the children of Alabama to help us, as well," Johns said.
Children's Aid Society hopes to reach their goal by the end of this year.
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