Prevent Child Abuse of Hancock County has existed as an organizational presence in our community since 1995. For many years, an active Board of Directors worked diligently to support prevention and education programs on issues surrounding child abuse, domestic violence, and family nurturing. Now the good work of this organization will continue through the income generated by an endowment fund of the same name which is designed to meet the same needs. It has done so through an annual competitive grant cycle which will be open to organizations and programs designed to educate the community about the negative effects of child abuse. Special recognition for the good work of this organization over the years goes to Board members Rex and Charlene Smith, Phil and Pam Hayes, Mike and Susan Bennett, and Ruthi Alewine, as well as the many supportive community members who hold this cause close to their hearts.