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S.C. BlueCross Foundation Grant to Dorchester Children’s Center Funds Direct Services Program to Child Abuse Victims and Their Families

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Summerville, S.C. – The BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation presented a check for $84,700 to The Dorchester Children’s Center at an event here today to honor the group’s tireless commitment to the protecting and supporting children in crisis in Dorchester County, SC. 

Dorchester Children’s Center will use this grant to ensure the success of the Direct Clinical Services Program. This program provides a coordinated, evidence-based response to child abuse that reduces trauma and administers treatment to victims and their families. 

“I am so proud of the work that we do, but we could not accomplish it without foundations such as the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation. We are extremely thankful for the work that they do and their support of our organization.” said Kay Phillips, Ph.D., Executive Director of Dorchester Children's Center. 

This was the fourth of seven events that the foundation is hosting in the next several months around the state to present its latest round of grants and honor the recipients in front of education, community, and business leaders along with other dignitaries. Since the Foundation was established in 2003, it has allocated more than $37.8 million to address issues such as childhood health, community health, mental health, obesity, diabetes, nursing and health research, and the increasing need for free medical clinics. 

About the Dorchester Children’s Center 

Children in Crisis in Dorchester County, Inc. also known as Dorchester Children’s Center (DCC) is a nationally accredited, 501(c)(3) non-profit, children’s Advocacy Center. Our services provide a community coordinated response to child abuse which reduces trauma to child victims and their families, increases community awareness, decreases the incidence and prevalence of child abuse, mitigates its consequences, and provides free access to evidence-based assessment and treatment for at-risk children and families. 

About the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., the BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Its mission is to promote the health of South Carolinians and to expand access to health care in South Carolina for the economically disadvantaged by supporting integrated research, education and community service. 


News Release 
April 20, 2012 
Media Contact: Elizabeth Hammond