April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and there is no shortage of events, trainings, tours, and classes to attend (virtually) to learn more and become an advocate in your own community. Scroll down to see a calendar of events for each week in April that you can participate in remotely, and links to register and learn more. Another great way you … [Read more...] about Child Abuse Prevention Month 2021 Events
When 7-year-old Marcus’ father contacted Safe Shores, this devoted dad was desperately seeking support to help his precocious and once joy-filled son deal with intense fear and anxiety after witnessing a police-involved shooting. What had until then been the two of them watching nation-wide protests and media coverage of community injustices on a … [Read more...] about When a Father Asked for Help
This Year, Giving Has to Look Different, Because Our Clients’ Needs are Different As we all know, 2020 is no normal year. It has required Safe Shores to carry out our mission in new ways, and our annual Holiday Giving Drive is no different. We are still doing all our work remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that means Holiday … [Read more...] about Safe Shores’ November 2020 Newsletter – A Peek into How COVID-19 Has Impacted Our Work + More
YOU DID IT! You made sure Safe Shores reached our $25,000 goal for Pack2School 2020. THANK YOU for showing up for kids in this way, at this particularly challenging time. Due to the pandemic, we had to do things differently this year. Missing for many donors was the fun of back to school shopping, finding that “oh so perfect” backpack, and then … [Read more...] about You Did It: Mission Accomplished for Pack2School 2020!
Help Kids Tackle Some of the Huge Challenges of Distance Learning Safe Shores' 2020 Pack2School Drive is underway, and we're counting on you once again to make sure the children we serve have the tools they need for school. Educators and families may not yet know exactly how the school year will look, but we all know that learning must … [Read more...] about 2020 Pack2School Drive: Please Help Kids Learn During the Pandemic
People often say they wish Safe Shores didn’t need to exist. We feel the same way. Hard fact, though, after 24 years of service, Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is still here because we have to be. Children and families affected by abuse need and deserve a humane and effective response to the violence, hurt and trauma they’ve … [Read more...] about A Fur-Filling Gift for A Child in Need – Meet Chloe
Chloe is a Yorkshire Terrier puppy who found a new home with 9-year-old Samantha. After enduring physical abuse and the violent loss of her previous dog, Samantha found love, security and comfort from a warm and furry friend thanks to Safe Shores. Let’s take a look at how this all came about: Samantha and her mother came to Safe … [Read more...] about How One Child Victim Received Paws-itive Support at Safe Shores For Her Healing Journey
Every year Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center partners with community organizations, businesses, and donors like you to give children affected by abuse and violence in DC a brighter holiday season. The season is nearly upon us, and we need your help to make it special! We hope you will be part of our 2019 Holiday Giving Drive … [Read more...] about You can make a child’s holiday wishes come true!
On Thursday, September 19, Fox 5 DC Cares and DC Row are hosting an all-day special community fitness event benefiting Safe Shores! Whether you row already or would like to learn more about this terrific high intensity, low impact fitness option, swing by DC Row's studio at the Wharf from 8am - 11am or on your evening commute from 4pm - 6:30pm to … [Read more...] about Row, Row, Row Yourself to Help ProtectKids365!
HEY THERE! We've been #ProtectingKids365 with your support! See how. Serving the Latinx Community Reaching Latinx communities in D.C. means being prepared to first learn from the community to then build a foundation of trust. Safe Shores is committed to making our services accessible to local Latinx children and families. Bilingual … [Read more...] about August Newsletter