This awardee has received supplemental funding. This award detail page includes information about both the original award and supplemental awards.
Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $100,000)
Helping and Lending Outreach Support (HALOS) connects faith-based and civic organizations, businesses, and caring individuals with the needs of treatment and foster care youth through the Charleston County Department of Social Services. HALOS and it's partners address some of the tangible and ongoing needs of victims, assisting DSS caseworkers with overcoming the constraints of the DSS budget. Through this cooperative agreement, HALOS will improve access to faith-based and community resources for abused and neglected youth by conducting a community needs assessment, evaluating their services and developing an outcome based measurement framework, and developing a program model for replication and sustainability of HALOS. nca/ncf
Building on its success in Charleston, South Carolina, HALOS will now, through a two year cooperative agreement award from OVC, replicate its model faith-based "Adopt-a-Caseworker" program: Improving Access to Faith-Based and Community Resources for Abused and Neglected Youth. HALOS connects faith groups, civic organizations, businesses, and caring individuals with the needs of abused and neglected children working through the Charleston County Department of Social Services (DSS). These groups meet the needs of young victims by providing assistance to case managers which enables them to overcome financial constraints of DSS and enhancing their ability to meet the needs of the children and the families who care for them. Through this two year continuation HALOS will continue to develop and improve the existing program in Charleston and will replicate and provide technical assistance for the program in five additional communities (three within and two outside of South Carolina).