2017 Grant Recipients


The following Agencies received grant funding at the Annual Membership Luncheon
on June 5, 2017.


Casa de Amparo provides support services to victims of child abuse and at risk youth including residential services for foster youth and a crisis nursery for infants. St. Germaine’s grant of $20,000 will help 90 children.

* Walden Family Services provides a Therapeutic Transitional Housing Program for foster youth to break the cycle of abuse and help to  heal past abuse and neglect by training foster parents and providing affordable housing for foster youth up to age 21. St. Germaine’s grant of $20,000 will help 75 foster youth.

Voices for Children  provides individualized advocacy of foster youth in the court system with their Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to be their voice in court, the classroom and the community. St. Germaine’s grant of $10,000 will help 20 children who have suffered abuse, neglect and abandonment.

North County Lifeline provides human trafficking workshop groups to high risk youth for victimization of commercial sexual exploitation. St. Germaine’s grant of $10,000 will help approximately 100-120 youth ages 12-17.

Angels Foster Family Network Expanding Caring Families Program supports Angel’s efforts to recruit train and support families of foster children newborn through 5 years old. St. Germaine’s grant of $20,000 will help 100 foster families and children.

Aseltine School provides a Conflict Resolution Program for severely “at-risk” youth with opportunities to address the serious issues-learning disabilities, volatile behavior, food and housing insecurity, abuse and neglect that have inhibited their success. St. Germaine’s grant of $10,000 will help 75 children K-12th grade.

San Diego Rescue Mission helps fight child abuse by helping parents become physically, emotionally and financially more healthy and stable.  The Children’s Center Preschool provides early daycare and intervention for children and mothers to begin their healing and participate in educational programs. St. Germaine’s grant of $10,000 will help the expansion to aid 22 children and families.

Kids’ Turn San Diego is an early intervention program impacting children experiencing child abuse through exposure to family violence. Children receive counseling, communication and coping skills along with being provided a safety net.  St. Germaine’s grant of $10,000 will support 250 children experiencing family separations, child abuse and exposure to domestic violence.

Home Start, Inc. provides critical child abuse prevention programming for homeless young women and their children in their Maternity Shelter Program (MSP). These families come from extremely high risk and abusive living situations with histories filled with trauma. St. Germaine’s grant of $9,000 will aid to increase their program of 31 young homeless mothers and 38 children.

Solutions for Change provides vital support to children who have witnessed unthinkable trauma and provides parents the confidence and skills needed to succeed as parents and community members. St. Germaine’s grant of $5,000 will aid in assisting hundreds of children and families throughout San Diego County.

San Diego Center for Children has a Community Engagement Program to get children and families back together working as a team working to be involved in the community and have a safe, structured and scaffolded environment for these families. St. Germaine’s grant of $5,000 will help over 153 youth (ages 6-18).

Outdoor Outreach provides recreational learning activities for at risk and victims of child abuse by using the outdoors to inspire youth and see possibility and opportunity in their lives. St. Germaine’s grant of $1,000 will help dozens of children.

* The Barbara Christensen “Heart of San Diego” Award is named after the leading founder of St. Germaine Children’s Charity to recognize her devotion to at-risk and abused children in San Diego. The award is given each year to a qualified nonprofit organization that upholds her vision that all children will be loved, cherished and free from harm. The award recipient has a proven track record of excellence in serving vulnerable children and is the largest grant given at the conclusion of St. Germaine’s fiscal year.


St. Germaine Children’s Charity is a California nonprofit corporation comprised of approximately 300 members committed to stopping child abuse and improving the lives of abused and neglected children in San Diego. Formerly known as St. Germaine Auxiliary to the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, we assumed the responsibilities of our own 501(c)(3) organization in August 2006.