The Grant County Partners in Prevention donated an additional four car seats to the Family Maternity Unit at Grant Memorial Hospital as part of its Partners in Prevention grant program.
The group had donated two car seats earlier. The PIP program focuses on innovation and effective strategies that build strong families and communities in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.
There are more than 30 PIP teams in West Virginia that currently are participating in the PIP grant program. Teams receive annual grants of up to $7,500 to conduct local projects to strengthen families, protect children and engage the public in prevention of child abuse and neglect.
From left are Andra Judy, registered nurse; Bev Evert of the Eastern Regional Family Resource Network; and Amanda Hawk, Remonia Hardy and Letasha Flinn, registered nurses.
In partnership with the Grant County CEOS and Family Issues Task Force, PIP money has been used to support baby showers, parent information fairs and pinwheel gardens to help bring the problems of child abuse and neglect to the attention of county residents.
To become a part of the PIP program or a member of the CEOS or Family Issues Task Force, anyone interested can call Martha Garton at 304-257-4688.