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Karen Pence, then first lady of Indiana, presents grants to 40 organizations and charities, including Baptist Children’s Home.

VALPARAISO, Ind.—Baptist Children’s Home has received a $1,000 grant from the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation. BCH was among 40 organizations and charities that serve families and children across Indiana to be awarded grants.

Linda Brooks, chief operating officer of Baptist Children’s Home, received the award on behalf of her organization during a reception at the governor’s residence in Indianapolis.

“Baptist Children’s Home is so grateful to receive this award,” Brooks says. “We work to help families in Indiana, especially Northwest Indiana, who are facing a crisis. Children are the most vulnerable in our society, and this grant will allow us to care for even more children in need.”

Baptist Children’s Home provides loving homes for children not only in Indiana but also in Michigan through group home care, foster care, and adoption services. Hundreds of children each year have had safe places to live and loving caregivers during crises. The Elkhart, Indiana, group home is nearly at full capacity. Baptist Children’s Home also partners with churches, shelters, and volunteers to serve as the head of the Northern Indiana chapter of Safe Families for Children, an alternative to foster care.