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West Virginians "Teaming Up" to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids

July 2, 2007

Raising kids can be hard work, and West Virginians around the state are teaming up to lend their neighbors a helping hand. It's part of a statewide program that gives grants to local community groups to help parents with everything from educational baby showers to child development seminars. Laurie McKeown with TEAM for West Virginia Children
says everyday people can make a difference for the kids in their communities.

“None of us raise our children in a vacuum. We all need help, we all need support. And these community projects aim to create an environment where families feel supported instead of feeling judged.”

She notes that the project is expanding this summer. They're looking for ten new community teams around the state, and are also offering 25 grants for one-time events. The program is run by Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia, and they're accepting grant applications from now through mid-August.

One major goal is to help prevent child abuse and neglect - and the community teams do that by giving parents the support they need.

“Supporting families and developing safe communities, so that families can do the important job of raising healthy, happy kids. And one of the by-products of course is preventing child abuse.”

Application information is available online at

Rob Ferrett/Eric Mack, Public News Service - WV