Lincoln Financial Foundation Awards $10,000 to Riverbend’s Child Anxiety Program

Riverbend Community Health Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant to the Children Anxiety Program from Lincoln Financial Foundation. This grant will support school-based group support for children in four Concord area schools to teach children and teens the skills needed to effectively recognize unwanted anxiety and manage the accompanying thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

“We have long known that anxiety is a significant problem among school children,” states Chris Cummings, Director of the Children’s Intervention Program at Riverbend. “We are very excited by this support that provides an opportunity to offer groups to children in the setting– their school– where their fears frequently occur.”

“The wellbeing of children is a major focus of Lincoln Financial Foundation,” said Byron Champlin, the foundation’s New Hampshire program officer. “Whether by ensuring that children stay in school, graduate and go on to productive lives or by seeing that they receive the counseling they need to overcome anxiety and stress, we want to help New Hampshire kids succeed.”

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development. The Foundation allocated almost $500,000 to support nonprofits in New Hampshire in 2013. Since 2006, Lincoln Foundation has contributed more than $3.35 million to New Hampshire nonprofits.