McNeill brings home over $263K in grant funding for children and family programs


LEHIGH, June 10 State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-Lehigh, today announced that the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency has awarded two grants totaling $263,651 to fund local family programs.

McNeill said the programs are designed to reduce family risk factors as they relate to families’ maltreatment behavior and emotional problems.

“It's important that we continue to provide funding to support these vital programs for the most vulnerable members of our communities," McNeill said. "Our children and families, especially as we work through the aftermath of the past few months, will benefit from the services these organizations bring to Lehigh County,” McNeill said.

The grant awards are as follows:

  • $191,386 to Valley Youth House Committee Inc. The funding will be used for Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in the Whitehall-Coplay School District. The program will help students in 4th through 12th grade who have experienced trauma and are showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and behavioral problems.
  • $72,265 to Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries. The funding will be used to implement a positive parenting program to support families at risk for disruption and families working towards reunification.

More information on PCCD or these grants is available at