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SCAN Receives Additional Assistance To Help Families With Concrete Needs

SCAN and its Community Partners Local Prevention Dollars Program announces the launch of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs of families in the communities we serve. With funding from the Department of Child Services, SCAN’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund will provide funds to support the following needs of families residing in 16 northern Indiana counties: Food, Rent, Utilities, Childcare (Level II childcare provider or higher), Transportation (gas cards, bus passes), and Communication (cell phone #, internet) for families with a child under the age of 18 in the residence.

“As pressure builds from the stress of job loss, school closures, and social isolation, children become more at risk for abuse and neglect,” said Deanna Szyndrowski, Chief Executive Officer of SCAN, Inc. “Our mission to protect children, prepare parents and strengthen families is more important than ever as parents struggle to meet basic needs due to the pandemic. With additional funds from the Department of Child Services, we will equip parents with the necessities to help families maintain stability and security in their homes.”

To distribute this support to families, SCAN’s Community Partners Program is partnering with other agencies to ensure the community’s needs are met. These funds will only to be used to equip families with urgent needs, and these funds do not support operating expenses.

Nonprofits funding basic needs are invited to apply for SCAN’s COVID-19 Response RFP at:

Parents and caregivers in need of additional support are encouraged to call SCAN at (800) 752-7116 or submit a request at

SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect). SCAN serves 35 northern Indiana counties and impacts the lives of more than 6,000 families. SCAN provides Prevention and Intervention 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 To report child abuse or neglect, call the Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline, at 800-800-5556.