Services to child victims of abuse and neglect is the foundation for the programs and projects coordinated through the Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center. Service is also a core vision for the Kappa Delta Foundation.
This national organization for women is committed to encouraging members to live with integrity and honor, as well as, inspiring their members to be active leaders and citizens engaged in their community. Through the KiD’s grant project, sponsored by the organization, local alumnae chapters and individual alumnae have an opportunity to partner with local nonprofit agencies to improve the quality of life for KiDs, the heart of the community.
Each year the Kappa Delta Foundation provides up to $25,000 for quality programming and prevention-oriented projects that have a direct, positive effect on families and children.
Stephanie Vipperman, Commonwealth’s Attorney for Patrick County and Zeta Nu-Lynchburg, wrote and received a $2,500 grant on behalf of Southern Virginia Child Advocacy Center to commission a mural to add a welcoming environment for children who are victims or witnesses to traumatic events, so they feel comfortable and nurtured as they enter the center.
“This mural will help provide a comforting atmosphere to a space focused on bringing safety and hope to children who have suffered through adverse experiences,” said Joyce Moran, executive officer.
The design will be reminiscent of a peaceful walk on the beach as they literally walk down the hall to face the difficulties of their past and circumstances, ones that no child should ever face.
“This opportunity would not be possible without the generous support of the Kappa Delta Foundation, creative expression of the artist Amanda Donley, her intern LeAnna Whitlow, and the dedication of our Commonwealth’s Attorney, Stephanie Vipperman who acquired the grant to make this all possible,” Moran said. The mural will include a scavenger hunt of small painted symbols of the Kappa Delta Foundation to engage the kids while they are at the center.
The center in Stuart allows the agency to offer quality services, focused on local needs. It is located at 103 W Blue Ridge Street.