Press Release: Every Child Receives $250,000 in Operating Support from the Richard King Mellon Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 9, 2013 – On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, Every Child, Inc. (Every Child) is pleased to announce a $ 250,000 grant awarded by the Richard King Mellon Foundation, in support of the agency’s general operations.  These funds will enable Every Child to continue to provide comprehensive in-home support services to families in Allegheny and surrounding counties.

For the past 15 years, Every Child has provided invaluable services to some of the most high-risk youth and families in our region.  In the wake of recent years’ financial setbacks and public funding cuts, Every Child has remained determined to deliver the highest quality of services to the clients and community that they serve.  Says Executive Director Jesse McLean, “These hard economic times have caused members of the non-profit community to think differently about how services are delivered while maintaining effectiveness.  This opportunity will assist us in achieving that outcome.”  Over the next three years, the agency expects to provide services to 1,000 children and their families.  Having expanded its mission statement and program offerings in 2011 to include services the impact the family in a more holistic manner, and with a heightened focus on community collaborations, Every Child is exciting about the timing of this grant.

Notification of this grant award provided for an encouraging conclusion to the 2012 calendar year.  Last fall, Every Child was honored as Agency of the Year by the Alliance for Children and Families and completed the process of applying for accreditation by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

About Every Child, Inc. – Every Child’s mission is to provide the opportunity for families to become self-sufficient, to build effective and lasting relationships and to contribute to safe and stable communities and are committed to providing services that meet the holistic needs of children and families – including family support and wellness services, educations services and clinical and nonclinical interventions.  Every Child, Inc. provides a range of unique and customized services to youth and families, including: Mental Health Services, CYF-Contracted In-Home Services, Pregnancy and Parenting Support with Trained Doula Services, Medically-Fragile Wraparound Services, and Foster Care and Adoption Services.  Learn more about Every Child, Inc.’s programs and services at www.everychildinc.org

About the Richard King Mellon Foundation – For more than 60 years the Richard King Mellon Foundation has invested in the competitive future and quality of life in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  The Foundation was created in 1947 by Richard King Mellon, president and chairman of Mellon Bank, and a leading figure in the financial and civic life of Pennsylvania. The Foundation also contributes to a variety of endeavors to stimulate business development, to promote economic health in rural areas, to leverage the economic impact of the regional health care, education and cultural assets, and to attract and retain talented people to Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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