Westgate Awards Grant to The Howard Phillips Center

The Children’s Advocacy Center at The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families received a $15,000 grant from the Westgate Resorts Foundation to help families affected by child abuse.

The goals of the grant are to assist families that have been impacted by child abuse by supporting their basic needs like paying rent and utility bills, and enhancing the therapeutic process with snacks and care kits, as well as increasing the knowledge of abuse issues in Central Florida among community members for more positive intervention outcomes.

“For two consecutive years, we’ve invested in the important work of The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families as it aims to end cycles of abuse and connect the most tender members of our community with resources and support to start healing and regain control of their lives,” said Mara Frazier, Vice President of Community & Public Affairs for Westgate Resorts. “That’s an incredibly tall order, but one that’s at the heart of our Strong Families | Strong Workforce mission. We are intentional about this partnership and helping families break through barriers to continue on a journey of personal wellness and life-long success.”

Children’s Advocacy Center
The Children's Advocacy Center is a place where professionals — such as police officers, the Florida Department of Children and Families, school officials, nurses and doctors — jointly investigate and protect victims of our community’s more serious child abuse cases.