Phillip J. Kolodziej, Executive Director of the Children’s Home of Stockton, welcomed CHCF Warden Brian Duffy during a recent visit.

Phillip J. Kolodziej, Executive Director of the Children’s Home of Stockton, welcomed CHCF Warden Brian Duffy during a recent visit.

CHCF inmates raise funds to go to Stockton area children’s charities

By Lt. Steve Zanini, AA/Public Information Officer
California Health Care Facility

California Health Care Facility (CHCF) Warden Brian Duffy recently delivered checks to the Children’s Home of Stockton and the Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County (CAPC).

The funds were a result of the inmates’ first Food Drive.  It was also an introduction between the two organizations and CHCF Administrative Staff.

Both organizations extended a warm welcome to Warden Duffy and CHCF.  They expressed their joy in creating a new partnership with staff and providing resources for the inmates and their families.

What is the Children’s Home of Stockton?

The organization’s mission is “to give at-risk youth a chance for a productive life through treatment and education in a safe nurturing environment,” according to their website. Their major programs are educational services in a K-12 non-public school setting and professional counseling in a residential treatment setting addressing child and adolescent needs and problems such as depression, bereavement, anxiety, child abuse, sexual abuse and sexual concerns, other interpersonal problems, individual adjustments, family problems, parent/child conflicts, mental illness, social, vocational and independent living skills and other individual and family needs.

What is the Child Abuse Prevention Council?

According to the organization’s website at www.nochildabuse.org, “The Child Abuse Prevention Council is committed to protecting the children of our community, strengthening families, and giving hope to those seeking to break the sometimes generational bonds of physical, verbal, sexual and emotional abuse. CAPC is a place where parents can learn to be better parents, children can heal from the wounds of abuse and neglect, and where families can improve their quality of life.”

Lindy Turner-Hardin, Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, left, and Shauna Bazuniz-Jacob welcomed CHCF Warden B. Duffy, center.

Lindy Turner-Hardin, Executive Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council, left, and Shauna Bazuniz-Jacob welcomed CHCF Warden Brian Duffy, center.