In Response to Recovery and Relief Efforts Following the Devastation of the 2017 Hurricane Season, HFC Offers Support
Help For Children (HFC) today announced a call for proposals from charities, not-for-profits and child-serving agencies in the British Virgin Islands to apply for funding for programs and initiatives related to child protection, safe–guarding, well-being and child abuse prevention and treatment as the community continues to recover and rebuild from the recent hurricanes.
Established by members of alternative investment community in 2017, HFC|BVI is one of 13 Help For Children locations working to protect and heal children around the world. Spearheading the growth of HFC|BVI are Harneys Phil Graham and Natalie Bell, who facilitated introducing HFC to the leaders of both the alternative investment and philanthropic communities in BVI.
“Hurricanes Irma and Maria had a devastating impact on the entire BVI community, leaving families particularly vulnerable and at an increased risk for child abuse.” said Phil Graham, Partner at Harneys and HFC|BVI Board Member. “HFC|BVI and the local alternative investment community recognize that these traumatic and stressful conditions exist and we look forward to identifying and funding organizations dedicated to helping make BVI a safer place for children.”
HFC|BVI is committed to supporting activities that strengthen and build community resources that keep children safe, enhance the well-bring of children, and heal children who are suffering from trauma. Programs and initiatives may include counseling/therapy, child-care programs, mental health support, crisis intervention, school-based programs, after-school programs and more. In 2017, HFC joined the BVI Funders Group, a philanthropic consortium for the British Virgin Island founded by the Guana Fund/Jarecki Family, Unite BVI, and the McLain Association for Children (MAC) Foundation.