SYLACAUGA, Ala. – SAFE Family Services Center and other community groups have received $301,000 from the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama for their work helping prevent child abuse and neglect. The award was made last week at SAFE with members of the community and representatives from each group present.

Deputy Director Tracy Plummer and Human Resources Program Specialist Harrison Black presented a check and expressed appreciation for work and leadership in our community.

Margaret Morton, SAFE’s executive director, recognized representatives from multiple programs that strive to lower child abuse and neglect and thanked all for their help. “We are so thankful to the Children’s Trust Fund of Alabama for this check to help better our community,” said Morton.

Along with SAFE, Coosa Valley Youth Services, Family Service Center of Calhoun County, UCP of East Central Alabama, and First Family Service Center received grants to further help create a better environment for today’s youth.

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