DGS receives American Gift Fund donation

DGS receives American Gift Fund donation

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc. (DGS) received a donation of $25,000 from the American Gift Fund. The funds will be used to support critical behavioral health services for children and youth in Delaware.

In a press release Jill Rogers, executive director of DGS said, “We are so grateful to the American Gift Fund for their generous donation. Children and families are facing unprecedented challenges as they learn and grow. Now more than ever, donations such as these will help us serve more children who are struggling or who might be experiencing a mental health crisis.”

DGS is Delaware’s largest provider of outpatient behavioral health services to children and families. With offices in Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Lewes, and Seaford, DGS clinicians treat a wide range of diagnoses including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, traumatic stress-related disorders, and suicidal ideation. DGS serves children and youth up through age 18 and provides care to anyone in need, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay for care.

Courtesy: Delaware Business Times | Sabrina Gonzalez  | October 18, 2022

Gannett Foundation awards grant to local organization

Gannett Foundation awards grant to local organization

The Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of the company that owns The News Journal, has awarded $37,000 to seven Delaware nonprofits.

Here are all the nonprofits that received grants from the Gannett Foundation this year and what the money will be spent on. For more information about the foundation, visit gannettfoundation.org.

Founded in 1952 by the Junior League of Wilmington, Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc. has grown from a one-psychiatrist operation in loaned space, to the largest single not-for-profit provider of comprehensive psychiatric services for children and their families in Delaware.

The grant will be used to provide incentives and rewards, as well as enrichment activities for disadvantaged children from at-risk backgrounds.

The money will be allocated to kids based on their level of need. For example, the nonprofit recently spent $300 on a summer camp program for a child who needed work on their social skills.

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