Longer days and warmer temperatures are here, perfect for a big scoop on what’s been happening over the last few months at Safe Shores. From Pack2School drives to well-earned honors for our executive director, scroll down for a sprinkle-ing of news! It's time to drop off your filled backpacks for Pack2School! At Safe Shores, we are … [Read more...] about Get the Safe Shores Scoop on Summer!
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!
Check out the latest news from Safe Shores' July 2020 Newsletter. Our Clients Need YOU! To those who have already given to our 2020 Pack2School Drive: THANK YOU! You have helped get us halfway to our goal. If you haven’t heard about our Pack2School initiative or are considering donating, please read below about Safe Shores’ efforts to … [Read more...] about Safe Shores’ July Scoop: Pack2School, BIPOC Mental Wellness, New Staff & More
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
For the past several years on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the US, the #GivingTuesday movement has inspired millions of people to donate money in support of countless nonprofit organizations across the globe. Similarly, United Way’s DoMore24 online giving campaign each June has endeavored mobilize online charitable giving to local … [Read more...] about DoMore, If You Can: Help Child Victims Get the Support They Need During COVID-19 and 5 Reasons to Donate to Safe Shores on #GivingTuesdayNow
COVID-19 and Child Abuse An increase in child abuse of all types is expected during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there may not be a corresponding increase in incidents of reported child abuse until children return to school. Already, data from jurisdictions around the country are revealing dramatic drops in the rate of child abuse reports—in … [Read more...] about April 2020 is Still Child Abuse Prevention Month… Now More than Ever
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
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 Safe Shores News (August 2018)