Horizon Bank announces donation to Dunebrook Inc., in Michigan City Indiana. The donation, in the amount of $10,000, was presented by Noe Najera, Sr. Retail & Mortgage Lending Officer to Tammy Button, Executive Director of Dunebrook, Inc. Funds will be used towards child abuse prevention education in LaPorte and Porter County Indiana.
Dunebrook’s program strengthens their ability to reduce the occurrence of child sexual abuse in children and adolescents. The objective of the program is to present child sexual abuse prevention education to over 24,000 children and teens in grades K-12. In addition, the program will play a key role in educating adults through an informational Parents’ Night on how to prevent, identify, and respond to suspicions of child sexual abuse. Dunebrook’s primary goal is to empower children and teens with skills and knowledge to lessen the likelihood that they will become victims.
“We are very thankful to Horizon Bank for this Grant for Dunebrook’s Child Abuse Prevention Education program. Ninety-five percent of child sexual abuse is preventable by education. Collectively, the funds help us in presenting this State-mandated education in LaPorte and Porter Counties,” stated Button
Najera said of the grant, “It is a privilege to support Dunebrook’s education programs that provide vital information to children, adolescents, and adults in order to prevent child sexual abuse and strengthen our community.”
About Dunebrook, Inc.
Dunebrook is a family resource and Child Advocacy Center, providing free and confidential home visitation, parenting classes, school and community-based child sexual abuse prevention education, forensic interviewing, family advocacy and contracted therapy. Collectively, Dunebrook’s programs serve expectant parents and families with children from birth to 18 years. For more information about enrolling in Dunebrook’s programs, volunteering or to request a speaker, call 219/874-0007 or visit www.dunebrook.org.
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana, and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bancorp, Inc. may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.