Wilson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recently received a grant for $21,000 from The Healing Trust to fund the salary for a part-time volunteer coordinator.
In its most recent grant cycle, The Healing Trust awarded funds totaling more than $700,000.
Wilson County CASA provides trained volunteers who serve as advocates for child abuse victims. The volunteers serve by appointment of Juvenile Judge Barry Tatum to speak to the safety, well-being and best interests of children who have come to the attention of the court as a dependent child that is abused or neglected.
“We are deeply grateful for the life-changing work done by these 16 grantee partners,” The Healing Trust President and CEO Kristen Keely-Dinger. “Their commitment to improving the health of the most vulnerable members of our community is inspiring.”
The mission of The Healing Trust, a private grant-making foundation, is the sacred work of fostering healing and wholeness for vulnerable populations through strategic investing, philanthropy and advocacy.
Recipients of the contributions include non-profit organizations from 40 counties in Middle Tennessee that focus on advocacy, physical health, mental health, recovery from alcohol and drug abuse or healing from abuse, neglect and violence. This year’s grants bring the collective grant-making of The Healing Trust to more than $79 million since 2002.
The Trust, while created out of the sale of Baptist Hospital to Ascension Health/St. Thomas Health Services, is a private, independent foundation and is not affiliated with St. Thomas Health Services or the St. Thomas Health Services Fund.