Family Center receives Villaume Foundation Grant

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For Immediate Release

Wayne County Family Center receives Villaume Foundation Grant

The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that the Wayne County Family Center has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2016 community grant awards.

Michele Young, Director of the Wayne County Family Center received a check in the amount of $8,460.00 from Villaume Foundation board members, Jon Villaume and Paul Edwards.

The Wayne County Family Center is a non-profit organization offering services to families in Wayne and Pike counties. The primary goal of the Family Center is to facilitate the Parents As Teachers home visiting program, which is available to pregnant women to children aged 5 in Wayne and Pike counties. The Family Center also offers Play Groups 2 times per month at 4 different locations throughout Wayne County. The Villaume Foundation grant will be used to purchase upgraded laptops with updated software and technical support as well as a new printer/copier with duplex, collating and staple functions. For more information regarding the programs offered by the Wayne County Family Center, please call 570-226-9017.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives, John and Helen Villaume, is dedicated to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Front row: Zachary Spak, Sophia Spak, Amy Spak, Cara Spak (seated) and Elizabeth Schoonover; Back row: Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation Board Member, Wendell Kay, Wayne County Commissioner, Michele Young, Wayne County Family Center Director and Jon Villaume, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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