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Trauma Informed Campus Design

Whaley Children's Center

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant to Whaley Children’s Center will provide funds to renovate and furnish facilities on its campus. The grantee is a residential facility that serves children from age five to 17 who have been abused and/or neglected. The trauma that these children experience impacts both short- and long-term development and behaviors. Recent developments in the field of trauma-informed care suggest that the physical environment has a significant impact on children who have experienced trauma. Whaley Children’s Center is undergoing a broad effort to implement trauma-informed design practices across its campus. This project will help to transform the grantee’s family game room into a space that is welcoming, demonstrates a safe environment and provides some degree of privacy for family visits.