Extended Family receives Stringfellow Health Fund Grant

March 6, 2018

Extended Family has been awarded a Stringfellow Health Fund Grant through the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama in the amount of $11,458. These funds will be used to support Extended Family for Kids Programs and Training.

The Award was presented by CFNEA Executive Director Jennifer Maddox and Stringfellow Health Fund Grants Director Fred Smith to Extended Family's Cyndi Johnson and Laure Clemons. Photo at left.

"This grant award will help us expand Extended Family for Kids programs in Cherokee County schools,” said Laure Clemons, Extended Family Executive Director. "Extended Family for Kids is a program for children of the incarcerated. Since our start in 2014, we have seen EFK enrollment increase four times."

The grant also provided supplies for two Extended Family for Kids Program Leader Training Workshops. 

“In the EFK Training Workshop we will be teaching school counselors in adjoining counties how to start and lead Extended Family for Kids in their schools,” Clemons explained. 

To learn more about Extended Family and the Extended Family for Kids Workshops, visit the For Kids page, call 256-927-3038, or e-mail cyndi@extendedfamilyhelp.org

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