A Year-By-Year Historical Tour of Promises2Kids
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Former CAPF President, Emeritus Board member and lifelong volunteer Elizabeth Lennon passes away and the Elizabeth Lennon Something Special Fund is established by Board members.
Approached by local leaders to serve as the fiscal agent to help launch Just In Time, a new effort to support foster youth as they transition into adulthood. This effort enabled them to later grow into a separate nonprofit entity.
The San Diego International Conference on child and family maltreatment presented annually by The Chadwick Center at Children’s Hospital incorporates a new symposium, the Annual Beth Lennon Symposium on Child Maltreatment, focused on training first responders on identification, investigation and victims of child abuse. This is now included as part of Promises2Kids law enforcement education and training opportunities.
CAPF, KGTV/San Diego’s Channel 10 and Union Bank of California start “Team10 Foster Fund”, to fund college or technical training for former foster youth in San Diego. Ten former foster youth received nearly $43,000 in scholarship funds the first year. This is now Guardian Scholars.
San Pasqual Academy, the first of its kind residential high school for foster youth opens. CAPF raised $6 million for the capital campaign, surpassing the goal by $1 million.
CAPF creates a private child-friendly waiting room at family court for children waiting to testify. Prior to the private room, children waited in the same room as their abusers, increasing their trauma.
CAPF Foster Parent Recruitment Campaign results in 60 new foster homes for the placement of children within three months, a record for foster family recruitment efforts.
Child Abuse Prevention Foundation (CAPF) is founded by Norma Hirsh, Renée Comeau, Rob Butterfield, Carla Snyder and Mary Avery. First activities were to raise community awareness of the issues of child abuse and establish an emergency Baby Food Fund to provide food, medicine and supplies to children.