Updated: January 31, 2013 6:01AM
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia recently received a $10,000 grant from the Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation.
The foundation was established in 1993 to support and promote educational, human services and health care programming for underserved populations. Special consideration is given to charitable organizations that serve the needs of children.
McNeil and his wife, Merna, created the foundation as a perpetual charitable grant-making trust.
“It is widely accepted that children are profoundly affected by violence in the home,” center officials said in a news release. “The Crisis Center offers a safe place for children and families, as well as therapeutic counseling to help children heal from the effects of violence.”
Officials said grant proceeds will be used to continue efforts to serve children.
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.