In America alone, every 47 seconds, a child is the victim of an abusive circumstance. This neglect impacts the lives of 3.3 million children each year within the United States. Even more so, a staggering average of 40 million cases indicating child abuse are reported annually worldwide. The occurrence of child abuse is a global concern and therefore requires the support of teams and individuals across nations.
The HTC, or Help For Children, is a foundation connecting core solutions of prevention and treatment to best help children undergoing abuse. Together, Hedge Funds Care and Private Equity Cares supports the foundation in their efforts to raise money and provide grants to service nonprofit organizations. The HTC fosters partnerships between alternative investment holders to afford grants to treatment centers and prevention offices for children facing abuse. As a multi-goal oriented organization, the HTC is also focused on philanthropic practices to increase awareness and prevention of abuse.
Help For Children has donated nearly $50 million dollars since their start in 1998 and now hosts over 45 events each year to raise money and continue awareness for children in need of support. Their latest event, the New York Young Professionals Summer Sunset Social was held outdoors at the Inside Park at St. Bart’s. The after-work social encouraged discussion between guests as they bonded over cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres. The social was an opportunity to highlight the core mission of Help For Children and have guests become further involved with the organization.
Isolated or ongoing, any harm in the manifestation of abuse has the power to impact a child’s entire life. The stress of suffering and fear associated with being abused at a young age can cause problems with early mental development and behavioral and mental health problems later on.
Grants from the HTC are directed towards counseling, youth assistance programs, and support services to children who have endured physiological and physical trauma to empower paths to healing process. Their efforts also extend to organizations that provide resources to connect at-risk families with social services and offer children in dangerous domestic situations direct assistance.
For information or to donate to HFC please visit: http://www.hfc.org/ny/