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CARE House Increases Access to Counseling Services for Low-Income Families through Farrah's Fund

CARE House of the Pee Dee received a $5,000 contribution from the Farrah Turner Foundation last month, the second of two leadership gifts, to jump start their newest client resource, Farrah’s Fund. The fund, named in memory of Investigator Farrah Turner, will assist with out-of-pocket expenses associated with counseling services offered at the CARE House for families without medical coverage or the means to pay for treatment.

In addition to investigative, advocacy and prevention services, CARE House provides evidence based therapies to hundreds of children and families affected by trauma and abuse each year. While many of those families have insurance to cover the full cost of treatment, others may have out of pocket expenses. Counseling with a licensed clinician at the CARE House varies in price depending on length and number of sessions as well as the type of treatment needed. Assessments and treatment costs can render services unaffordable for some families.

“Farrah Turner was a fierce advocate for the children of this community and devoted her life to supporting and protecting those most vulnerable. Farrah’s Fund does exactly that by ensuring that children have access to quality mental health services as they work to heal from the trauma of abuse regardless of their ability to pay,” says Alice Curry Gallego, Outreach Coordinator with the CARE House. Farrah Turner was a beloved and dedicated Investigator with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, who tragically lost her life in 2018 in the line of service. Her commitment lives on through the Farrah Turner Foundation.

“The purpose of the Farrah Turner Foundation is to protect and serve children who are victims of sexual abuse and assault…We hope that by partnering with the CARE House, we can continue the journey of saving the life of a child, one day at a time,” says Alfred Jean Hammond, Board Secretary of the Farrah Turner Foundation.

Community members interested in contributing to Farrah’s Fund can do so by making donations directly to the CARE House of the Pee Dee and designating “Farrah’s Fund” in either the memo line or electronic gift.

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