Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $4.9 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation continues its focus on mental health, education, and creating intergenerational cycles of opportunity for families. “Margie once told us, ‘We can’t change the world, but we can change little pieces of it and hope for a ripple effect.’ In every way, Chuck

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UnidosNow Ramps up Preparation for Community’s Future Latino Leaders

With the average ratio of 500 students to one academic advisor in our public high schools, students’ resources are limited when it comes time for assistance with college and scholarship applications. The impact is especially harder on students from low-income homes and those who are the first in their family to pursue higher education. Fortunately, organizations like UnidosNow are providing expanded opportunities for students to navigate the pathway to college enrollment.

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Training the Trainer

Never underestimate the power of a parent to heal their child. This is at the core of Child Parent Psychotherapy, a leading trauma intervention model for infants and children.

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Parenting Matters Expands Footprint into Sarasota County for Children and Families

As referrals for parental education and support have risen from local agencies and schools, Parenting Matters has recently stepped up to increase its services to meet the increasing demand. The organization recently hired three new Parenting Educators to serve more families in Sarasota County to address the greatest gap in parenting services, intensive home visits for high risk families.

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A Grassroots Effort Expands to Help Moms Support Moms

A mother’s love is what makes a house a home—but in some cases, it creates a grassroots movement. Since 1990, Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc., an all volunteer not-for-profit organization, has been providing basic necessities such as clothing and baby items free of charge to families in need in the Sarasota and surrounding counties.

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