Wednesday , May 29 2024

EPU Children’s Center supporting families with needs

For thirty-nine years the ‘EPU Children’s Center’ has been educating and serving families of Fresno County.

"The Granville Home of Hope funds couldn’t come at a better time," said Kathleen Price/Development Director of EPU.

Brighter futures… are being created at the EPU Children’s Center of Fresno. Development Director Kathleen Price gives us a tour and shares the different services provided for families; from parenting classes, therapy and special needs services.

There six community educational programs, which are under-funded, and close to 60 families are on a waiting-list. The non-profit center serves 800 to 1000 children and family members each week- with different backgrounds and experiences.

The EPU team sees families come from generational cycles of abuse and neglect. "Through education and support we’re teaching these families and these parents how to break those cycles," said Price. Executive Director Ellen Knapp sees a miracle happening with families every day. "It has been amazing, I’ve seen a little boy who was never suppose to walk… run down the hallways," said Knapp.

Knapp adds, " I have look at home of hope and our tag hope starts here and i think what a great fit what a great partner we have because they’re looking for hope in the community and we have hope here for our families."

EPU staff says being a partner gives them a level of visibility in the community that is crucial to the work they do.

Knapp says, funds like this come to us, they’re truly a dream."

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