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Lily Pad Center gets state grant with three year payout

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Lily Pad will get just over $220,000 a year over the next three years from the state to provide better service to the community.

The center serves child abuse victims. In 2009, there were 346 reported child abuse cases in Dougherty County, 190 of them were sexual assaults. The System of Care grant will allow the Lily Pad to provide more complete care for children ages six through 11.

"A family goes to an agency and says we need X,Y,Z and the agency says we can only do A,B,C. What we want to do is meet these families where ever they are and whatever their needs are and try to meet those needs," said Karen Kemp, Lily Pad Executive Director.

The Lily Pad also hopes to use the grant add more early intervention and abuse prevention programs.


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