2017 CHARITY OF CHOICE
Each year the SAWCC membership votes to select a charity to support throughout the calendar year. We share a portion of our proceeds from our Annual Grand Golf Tournament and our Annual Constellation of Stars Awards Gala in order to support our chosen charities and to carry out the core of our mission and vision.
The majority vote went to Seton Home, who serves teen girls who have been removed from their own families by Child Protective Services due to abuse and neglect and are also pregnant and/or parenting a child. These moms are between the ages of 12 - 17 and our babies are from newborn to 6 years old.
Most Seton Home residents have lived in disorganized and chaotic families, often being passed from one set of relatives, friends or foster homes to another. Most are suffering from chronic trauma related to poverty, violence, abuse and neglect with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and maladaptive coping skills. In addition, 91% have suffered neglect; 69% have been involved with drugs and 52% have suffered physical abuse.
Click on the icon below to find out more about our 2017 charity pick.