Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

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Family Preservation Programs Reconnect Families

SCAN, Inc. (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect) has received a $31,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of Family Preservation programming. These programs, including Home-Based Casework, Homemaker Services, Visitation Facilitation, the Intensive Intervention Team and Joan Sherman Program for Resilient Children helps families where child abuse and neglect has occurred and strives to rebuild family bonds. 734 families received these services during fiscal year 2015.

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

About SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect):

Located at 500 West Main Street, SCAN impacted the lives of 23,600 adults and children in Allen and 18 surrounding northeast and north central Indiana counties in the agency’s fiscal year 2014, ending September 30th, 2014. SCAN provides prevention as well as preservation services for children and families who are victims of, or are at-risk for child abuse and neglect. The vast majority of our services are provided at no cost to clients. For more information, visit us at Find us on Facebook at and on Twitter @scanfw. To report child maltreatment, call Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation:

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.