Good Samaritan Community Services Awarded Children’s Bureau Champion Award

Good Samaritan Community Services
Good Samaritan Community Services (Good Sam) was awarded the 2019 Children’s Bureau Champion Award in recognition of outstanding service and contribution to Building Community Capacity on April 24th at the 21st National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect in Washington, DC. The award recognizes those who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of our nation’s children and families.
As the only federally-sponsored national conference devoted to the issues of preventing child maltreatment, the conference brought together more than 2,000 child welfare staff, child maltreatment prevention partners, parents, and community members from around the country, to explore strategies that promote healthy child development and well-being. Good Sam was recognized at the conference, along with four other organizations throughout the nation, for their work in strengthening the capacity of families.
“By working together, pooling our ideas and creative energies, we can change child welfare to create environments where children and families thrive,” said Jerry Milner, Acting Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families and Associate Commissioner of the Children’s Bureau. Good Sam’s Building Community Capacity award recognizes the work of the agency’s programs, including its Family Development Services and Youth Development Services programs.
About Good Samaritan Community Services
Good Samaritan Community Services is a catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty. These services include a child development program, afterschool and summer youth enrichment programs, a college readiness program, family services, and the only nationally accredited senior center in south Texas. What began as a ministry of the Episcopal Church on the west side of San Antonio in 1951 now reaches 5,500 individuals and families across seven (7) sites in six (6) South Texas cities. 
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