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Berkshire Farm and Parsons receive state grants

Feb 09, 2012 12:03 am
Lisa D. Connell writes in the Register Star that the state's Office of Children and Family Services has awarded grant funding to two social service agencies in the area. Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth, based in Canaan, and Parsons Child and Family Center of Albany, will share a total of $14.4 million in grant funding made available by the state agency this year. Berkshire received $314,716, to support a family preservation programs to provide at-risk children and families the services and support needed to keep children in their own homes. Parsons received $400,000, as part of the state’s 2011-12 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Prevention (TANF) and Post-Adoption Grants. Berkshire and Parsons were two of the 49 grantees selected from 106 applications submitted. Other regional recipients include: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany and Northeast Parent and Child Society Inc. Read the full story in the Register Star.