8th Annual Kids Golfing for Kids
Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara
On Sunday, August 13th 2017, the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara will once again partner with the Niagara District Junior Golf Tour (NDJGT), now in their 25th year to host our signature fundraiser, the 8th Annual Kids Golfing for Kids!
The NDJGT is an annual series of 10 tournaments featuring the best junior golfers from across the region. Throughout the season, these young golfers raise pledges and awareness in support of the Kristen French CACN to help Niagara’s most vulnerable citizens - children and youth who have experienced abuse.
The Kristen French CACN operates without any core government funding and relies greatly on our signature, annual fundraiser Kids Golfing for Kids, which has raised over $228,900 in the past seven years. Over 90% of those funds directly support the Centre, ensuring child victims in Niagara receive the support they need to heal and thrive.
The Kristen French CACN is incredibly grateful to be the designated charity of the NDJGT. The Centre is fortunate to be part of the Niagara community and have such compassionate sponsors, donors, volunteers and partners.
About the Centre
The Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara is a safe place to help, heal, end child abuse for Niagara’s children and youth who have experienced alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, become the targets of internet luring, or were the unwilling witness of violence.
The environment is child-focused and private, providing a safe and non-threatening space for children and youth to disclose their abuse experience to specially trained teams from the Niagara Regional Police Service and Family and Children’s Services Niagara who respectively, investigate to determine criminal charges and protection needs.
Mental health professionals from Family Counseling Centre Niagara provide much needed follow-up counseling support at no cost and without a wait list. The existence of the Kristen French CACN minimizes the number of times children must tell their story, reducing the trauma of disclosure and ensuring a coordinated, cost-effective delivery of service to Niagara’s children, youth and their supportive family members.
Registered Charity Number: 865196406RR0001