CARY, N.C. (March 27, 2014) – The John Rex Endowment announces an investment of more than $675,000 for seven grants to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children in greater Wake County. Grant recipients include InterAct, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Haven House Services, Lucy Daniels Center, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Triangle Family Services.

“Our investments in healthy weight, injury prevention, positive mental health and nonprofit capacity building are focused on bringing lasting change to help shape an environment in Wake County in which children can live healthy lives,” said Kevin Cain, president and CEO of the John Rex Endowment.

Capacity building grant projects build the strength and sustainability of nonprofits. The Lucy Daniels Center will receive $42,780 to implement an integrated Electronic Medical Records System in all of its clinical programs. The program is specifically designed for behavioral/mental health delivery for children and will provide the capacity for state of the art treatment planning and session documentation, coordinated and automated third party billing, electronic prescribing, group scheduling, and a wide variety of clinical scales providing capacity for program outcome evaluations.

"We are eternally grateful to the John Rex Endowment for their continued support of our success and of the well-being of children in the Triangle. They remain one of the region's greatest champions of children," states Dr. Donald Rosenblitt, executive and clinical director of the Lucy Daniels Center.

About the John Rex Endowment:

The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children. For more information, contact the Raleigh, N.C. office at 919-838-1110 or visit www.rexendowment.org

About Lucy Daniels Center:

Now in its third decade of service to children and families, the Lucy Daniels Center is a nationally recognized model for childhood mental health education and services. The Center is the largest and most comprehensive non-profit focused on providing mental health services to young children and their families in the Triangle and is conveniently located at 9003 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. For more information, visit www.lucydanielscenter.org.