The Jaguars Foundation has provided a $10,000 grant to the Exchange Club Family Center of Northeast Florida to assist with the organization's in-home parent aide services for 2013.
The Exchange Club Family Center provides professional facilitators that serve Jacksonville families in their homes to administer parent aide programs in an effort to reduce the risk for child abuse and help families grow and prosper.
Jaguars President Mark Lamping noted, "The Jaguars organization is proud to support programs that strengthen families like the Exchange Club Family Center. What the parents are learning to help them better raise their children is so important to these children's future."
Sponsored by the two local Exchange Clubs and other supporters since 1992, the Center has been providing services in the Jacksonville community to support parents in providing safe, healthy, and nurturing home environments for their children to thrive. Their program delivers weekly home visits, parent training, mentoring, case management, and life skills education to each family.
In addition to the grant, the Center received 25 holiday food baskets just before Christmas from the Jaguars Foundation to distribute to the families they serve. The Center also received 40 game day tickets for families to spend a Sunday afternoon together watching the Jaguars take on the Patriots on Dec. 23.