United Way hands out funds to nonprofit organizations

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The United Way California Capital Region has awarded an additional $175,000 in project funding to local nonprofit partners, including a $9,949 grant to the Child Abuse Prevention Council Placer in Roseville. “We have a unique history in this regional community of people giving more through payroll deduction when times are tough,” said Jerry Takehara, United Way board chairman in a news release. “That happened again with the 2007-08 campaign and so we’re pleased to be able to provide the additional funding for these projects at a time when it is really needed. These projects have gotten exceptional results over the past three or four years and the additional resources will help maintain that momentum.” The Child Abuse Preve-ntion Council Placer will use the funds for staff development. With this support, CAPC will team up with the ChildTrauma Academy and other experts to enhance the council’s prevention and treatment programs. “This investment in education and professional development will yield long-term benefits for children, families and the community,” said DeAnne Thornton, the council’s executive director in a news release. The Child Abuse Prev-ention Council Placer is a Certified United Way Partner Agency dedicated to the prevention and healing of child abuse. The council provides training and support to children, parents and service providers across the Sierra-Sacramento region. Services include coaching for parents, grandparents and other relative caregivers; youth programs; health insurance enrollment assistance; and counseling to victims of abuse. For more information, visit