Imagine coming to work each day and encountering children who need clothing, food, or other assistance. Children who cannot focus because of hunger, inadequate clothing, challenging family situations or they are experiencing a catastrophic family event. Some are shuffled from program to program with mediocre results and some, though their needs are as great, receive little to no assistance or they fear the system that is trying to support them. Our school resource officers see this situation each day at our schools. This problem affects one of the most precious resources we have in our community, our children.
Therefore, the officers of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, along with the advice of our school resource deputies, want to tackle this issue by creating the Caring Cops Project. This program seeks to address these needs so that these children feel they are valued, and that their physical and emotional needs are being met. The program further seeks to establish and maintain positive relationships with law enforcement within the community.
The funding from this project will address immediate needs as outlined above. There will be no forms to fill out, no consideration of financial status, and details about the children or their benefactors will remain confidential.
This program will be administered by the school resource officers who are most familiar with the children’s needs. Since these officers are available 24/7, if a child or family related issue arises, these funds will allow the officers to immediately address the challenge. Then once the crisis is addressed, the officer can start to refer the families to more long-term services, if needed.
We need your help. Your contribution will definitely help change a child’s life and possibly even save a life. Please donate today.