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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Nonprofit Earns Grant to Reach out to Military Kids

  • October 27, 2011
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KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, families and communities, has received a federal grant to extend a website for teens to the children of military families.

The Teen Central website now offers kids a variety of resources, including the ability to post anonymous questions to a professional counselor. The grant of more than half a million dollars will allow the organization to expand the model and add a section dedicated to the unique needs of military kids, reported NewsWorks.

Using online resources is an effective way to reach young people, according to the nonprofit’s web director. The grant also will be used to expand the organization’s website for parents to deal with military family issues. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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