Cash Match for Grant Award

$32,370 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
Child Abuse Forensic Services, Inc. (CAFS) is a 501(c)(3) established over 20 years ago.  We were the first private sexual assault forensic collection facility in Texas.  Our Director, Brenda Garison is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE).  Our organization provides a private, anonymous facilty for a sexual assault exam to be administered. CAFS is a less threatening environment than an emergency room, where a patient is visible and made to wait an indefinte amount of time before being examined.  We are on call 24 hours a day to meet a patient for an exam. There is never more than one patient at a time and the patient is NEVER charged for services.  The exam, evidence collected and expert witness testimony at trial aides in prosecution. 

Statistically, we administer 175 exams annually.  In 2016 170 exams were done. Of those 120 were children under the age of 17.  The majority of our patients have historically been children but we do provide services to all ages and genders of sexual assault survivors. 

We received a grant from the Governor's Office and need to raise the cash match portion required.  Due to Hurricane Harvey, our annual fundraiser had to be scrapped. We anticipated this event producing our required cash match.  The grant includes a percentage of the SANE salary, a portion of the office administrator's salary and 100 % of the salaries for a designated Community Educator and Data Tracker. These two new positions would allow for an increased awareness and local presence as well as the ability to evaluate our organization's contribution to legal outcomes.  Education on sexual assault is provided to law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, universities and other civic and professional organizations. 

We need these funds as soon as possible in order to satisfy the parameters of the grant received. 

We appreciate your support!
+ Read More

$32,370 goal

Campaign created 11 months ago
Funds raised will benefit:
Child Abuse And Forensic Services
  Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Beaumont, TX
EIN: 760505273
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
No donations yet. Help launch this campaign and become the first donor.
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.