MESSAGE TO OUR CLIENTS, SUPPORTERS AND WEBSITE VISITORS AS WE BEGIN TO SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF TUNNEL THAT IS COVID-19

Please know that Safe Shores is here as a resource for you and our community. Safe Shores is pleased to be able to begin our gradual transition back to in-person work at this time. In order to minimize the risk of COVID-19, we anticipate a hybrid of working in-person and virtually. While continuing to provide all of our core services, Safe Shores will be following CDC-recommended guidelines. For forensic interviews, therapy and mental health support, client advocacy, child abuse prevention trainings, as well as general, non-urgent inquires and other matters, here are the direct points of contact on our team. We will continue to share updates. Please take care of yourself and others. Stay safe, be well and please #ProtectKids365!

To report suspected child abuse in the District of Columbia call 1-202-671-SAFE(7233)
To report suspected internet crimes against children, contact report.cybertip.org

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Safe Shores is dedicated to working with and advocating for children and adolescents affected by trauma and violence.

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Prioritize Child Abuse Prevention Every Month

Even though Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 is coming to a close, the need for intervention and prevention doesn’t go away. As long as children are being abused, they need our help. That means Safe Shores’ work must continue. We’re […]

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The Five Steps of Child Abuse Prevention

Although Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 is coming to an end,  Safe Shores’ focus on prevention continues year round. Here is something adults can do right now to #ProtectKids365: learn and share the five steps of child abuse prevention from […]

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Take a virtual tour of Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, located in a welcoming and art-filled former school building.

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Join us and learn how Safe Shores works to provide intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse in the District.

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Stewards of Children® training was developed by Darkness to Light and serves as a foundation of Safe Shores’ Prevention Education program. This training teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

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