The Whaley Children’s Center received a $15,000 grant from the Flint Community Foundation

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FLINT, MI — The Whaley Children’s Center received a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, the center said Thursday.

Funds from the grant will be used to support program improvements that help address the mental health needs of children in the Flint area.

These include workforce development, enrichment opportunities and a more trauma-informed environment to meet these mental health needs, according to the announcement.

“We are so grateful for this grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint,” said Mindy Williams, President and CEO of the Whaley Children’s Center. “This scholarship will help us provide our children with the best possible care.”

The COVID-19 pandemic initially blocked the children’s center’s ability to expand and make these program improvements itself.

According to the announcement, the materials, technology and staff training on youth mental health are “very conducive” to success.

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