Sanford Child’s Voice, a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, will soon add a much-needed position to its team, thanks to a gift of gratitude from the Seed for Success Foundation through the Sanford Health Foundation.
The $240,000 gift, which was inspired by the “devoted and passionate” Child’s Voice staff will fulfill a long-held dream to add a full-time behavioral health therapist position to the team. The position will help provide crucial on-site mental health support services to children and families in crisis.
“The Seed for Success Foundation has a vision of a future where everyone has a chance to create successful outcomes in their lives,” said Marianne Von Seggern of the Seed for Success Foundation. “The work of Sanford Child’s Voice, where all are guardians of good, will impact the outcomes of the lives of children who pass through their doors.”
The gift was presented to Child’s Voice as part of a surprise celebration to recognize the team’s tireless efforts to protect the safety and well-being of local kids. Special thanks was given to Child’s Voice nurse Stef Bull, whom the Seed for Success Foundation honored as a Guardian Angel through its gift.
“Stef Bull is one of those angels who touches the lives of children through her work at Child’s Voice,” Von Seggern said. “Her passion for children, the quality of their lives and the happiness they each deserve is both remarkable and sustaining.”
Pictured: The Sanford Health Foundation team, Seed for Success Foundation team, Child’s Voice team including Stef Bull, guardian angel recipient (middle).
About Child’s Voice
Sanford Child’s Voice is one of only three nationally accredited Child Advocacy Centers in South Dakota. The center brings together law enforcement, child protection and other local partners and healing services to respond to, treat and ultimately prevent child abuse. Located on the Sanford USD Medical Center campus in Sioux Falls, it is a safe place for children of all ages, from infants to teens, who may be victims of sexual abuse, emotional abuse, medical child abuse, all types of neglect, drug endangerment, witness to violence and child trafficking.
- Forensic interviews
- Medical exams
- Crisis intervention
- Victim support and advocacy
- Inpatient consults
- Expert testimony
- Multidisciplinary team education of law enforcement, child protective services and others
- Community education (day cares, schools, religious organizations, medical professionals, etc.)
Child’s Voice services are provided at no cost to patients or families, more than 80% of whom are uninsured or on Medicaid. Philanthropic support through the Sanford Health Foundation helps make the mission possible.
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Who is your Guardian Angel?
When “thank you” doesn’t feel like enough, you can celebrate exceptional people at Sanford Health with a gift of gratitude through our Guardian Angel program. Your honored staff member or team will receive special recognition and 100% of your gift can also help advance their work. Learn more at sanfordhealthfoundation.org/guardianangel.