Wycliffe Charities Gift Helps Emergency Foster Shelter

Grandma’s Place Inc., a nonprofit emergency foster shelter located in Royal Palm Beach, recently received a $3,500 gift from Wycliffe Charities.

“We are happy to be able to help the children at Grandma’s Place,” said Susan Webber of Wycliffe Charities during her recent visit to Grandma’s Place.

“We are deeply grateful for the gift from Wycliffe Charities,” said Louise Taggart, executive director of Grandma’s Place. “These funds will help us provide for the children in our care. This gift is so deeply appreciated.”

Grandma’s Place serves children from birth through age 12 who have been removed from their own homes by the Florida Department of Children and Families due to abuse or neglect.

Grandma’s Place provides a loving and nurturing, homelike environment, and welcomes all children, including those with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fetal alcohol effects or who are profoundly delayed.

The goal of the program is to provide shelter and loving care to these children until they can be reunited with their families or other safe placement can be found.

Grandma’s Place is the only agency in Palm Beach County accepting emergency cases for children under age 10. In 2012, Grandma’s Place provided shelter and loving care to 113 children.

For more information on Grandma’s Place, or to make a donation or volunteer, call (561) 753-2226 or visit www.grandmasplacepb.org.

ABOVE: (Left to right) Jackie Alvarez of Grandma’s Place Inc., Suzanne Saletan and Susan Webber of Wycliffe Charities, and Louise Taggart of Grandma’s Place Inc.