United Way of Martin County presented Hibiscus with a Shelter Literacy Grant. (L) CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez and (far right) Denise Ehrich presented the award to Matt Markley, Hibiscus CEO and Lisa Wynne, Hibiscus Director of Grants.

United Way of Martin County Awards Generous Literacy Grant
Hibiscus Children’s Center is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of an $11,600 grant from the United Way of Martin County for the Hibiscus Literacy Program.  This support will allow abused, abandoned and neglected children residing at the Tilton Family Children’s Shelter to have opportunities to strengthen and enhance their academic and emotional development.  It also helps to foster a love for reading and provide a fundamental foundation for education.

The Hibiscus Children’s Center Literacy Program provides individualized assistance to abused, abandoned and neglected children whose traumatic experiences virtually halt the educational process.  The Literacy Coordinator assesses each child and determines his or her reading vocabulary and comprehension skills, learning styles, and current academic level, then an individual development strategy is implemented that will lead to success.  This includes collaboration with staff, therapists, and school personnel.

Hibiscus is grateful to the United Way of Martin County for their partnership and support of the educational needs of abused children.