Home Health Software Provider Kinnser Software Contributes $150,000 to Austin Children's Shelter

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In support of the local Austin community, Kinnser Software donates to an organization that helps local Austin children and young adults in need.

Innovation is one of our core values. After visiting ACS, we knew that we wanted to support ACS’ innovative programs, which develop capable and independent members of our local community.

Kinnser Software, Inc., a leading home health software firm based in Austin, Texas, announces its charitable donation of $150,000 in unrestricted funds to the Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) to deliver services to children and young adults in central Texas. President Christopher Hester made the decision to contribute funds to the local organization based on his desire to help children and young adults to thrive at critical points in their lives.

“Innovation is one of our core values. After visiting ACS, we knew that we wanted to support ACS’ innovative programs, which develop capable and independent members of our local community,” said Hester. “ACS provides a safe place to build skills to overcome life’s challenges and lead successful lives. Kinnser’s contribution to ACS is part of our ongoing efforts to support organizations that deliver real solutions to challenging problems.”

Incidence of child abuse and neglect are at alarming levels. Texas saw over 70 thousand confirmed child victims of abuse and neglect in 2008, according to statistics compiled from the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services. ACS protects members of the local Austin community by offering a safe haven for children, young adults and families who are in crisis. The organization provides critical services and quality care in a safe and nurturing environment, which promotes healing from the emotional traumas suffered by many of these youth. Now, with expanded programming offering long-term care and transitional living services, ACS can extend its sustaining, positive effect on young lives.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kinnser Software as a corporate sponsor and thank Kinnser for demonstrating its long-term commitment to our organization and the children we serve,” said Kelly White, chief executive officer for ACS. “Support from the community is what makes the difference between simply providing basic needs and delivering services that build a foundation of success for every child.”

Approximately 70 percent of the Shelter’s funding comes from community support, and as the agency grows to serve more children and youth, this support is vital. In 2010, ACS more than tripled the number of shelter care days provided over the previous year and it can potentially double that number in 2011 with increased support.

Those interested in supporting the work of the Austin Children’s Shelter can visit austinchildrenshelter.org or call 512-499-0090.

About Kinnser Software, Inc.
Kinnser Software’s unique web-based solution Agency Manager™ is the complete point of care, administration and billing solution for home health agencies nationwide. This Software as a Service (SaaS)-model EMR for the home health industry delivers increased net revenue, decreased costs and improved collaboration to home health agencies. These innovative services engage clinicians and staff throughout the care continuum, providing revolutionary connectivity within the agency and with fiscal intermediaries/insurance, physicians and therapy companies. To learn more, visit Kinnser.com or call (877) 399-6538.

About the Austin Children’s Shelter
Austin Children’s Shelter provides short and long-term residential care to children and youth of all ages who have no protective caregiver. Comprehensive services of supportive care, evaluation and counseling, medical treatment, after-school tutoring, early childhood intervention and academic enrichment activities help restore the physical and emotional health and well-being of children and youth with histories of severe and intergenerational abuse and neglect. Short-term emergency shelter is offered for children ages birth to 18 years old, including teen moms placed with their babies and toddlers. For youth who need long term care, the Transitional Living Program provides youth aged 16 - 22 with skills necessary to make the transition to independent living. To learn more about the Shelter, visit the website at http://www.austinchildrenshelter.org or call (512) 499-0090.

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