The children we help are reached through programs administered by selected institutions that care for children in need, at risk, or in trouble. Our goal is to help them heal, regain hope and confidence, and get a fresh start in life.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic FAAFC has awarded an exceptional grant to Sanctuary for Families to support their Children & Family Services Program. SFF is New York’s leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence. Each year, Sanctuary empowers thousands of adults and children to move from fear and abuse to safety and stability, transforming lives through a comprehensive range of services.
This is the first time in our 81-year history that such a large grant has been awarded to a single organization. We couldn’t be prouder to support Sanctuary for Families’ impactful work in our own NYC community and to assist children whose lives as victims of domestic abuse is significantly worsened by the trauma of the current public health crisis, school closures, and economic downturn.
For children of underprivileged communities, the global pandemic’s toll has been particularly traumatic and will have devastating long lasting implications. FAAFC has responded swiftly to this crisis by showing unwavering support to our own local community and grantees both in the USA and France. We approved a series of COVID-19 related grants to outstanding children’s charities in the past months but we still need your help to pursue our efforts. Together let’s make sure “Children come First”.