October 22, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina forms kinship care partnership

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and the Annie E. Casey Foundation have announced a partnership for 2015 to support kinship care in South Carolina. The Sisters of Charity Foundation launched its kinship care initiative in September by bringing together a host of kinship stakeholders from across the state, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

“It is an honor and privilege for our foundation to be able to partner with Annie E. Casey,” said Tom Keith, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “They have invested a lot of time and resources towards kinship care over the years and we hope to learn from their knowledge and experience.”

The Annie E Casey Foundation is a national funder based in Baltimore with assets of nearly $3 billion. It is best known for its annual “Kids Count Report,” which provides critical information on children and is often used by states to direct resources to certain areas.

“We are excited about the partnership” said Karen Angelici of the Annie E Casey Foundation. “We believe the Sisters of Charity Foundation and the state of South Carolina are poised to make great strides in impacting the important issue of kinship care.”

 The Sisters of Charity Foundation has plans to implement several different phases of the Initiative in the coming months.

“We are in the process of naming an advisory council,” said Tamara Peterson, program director for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina. “In 2015, we expect many positive things to happen, including grant dollars to support projects for those serving kinship care families.”

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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