There is a lot happening in the world these days, and still one thing remains unchanged: kids are kids, and they need adults to protect and provide for them. Safe Shores plans to make sure that 150 children whose lives have been impacted by violence have one less worry when they head back to class this year, ready for a new start with … [Read more...] about Safe Shores’ Pack2School Drive is Back for 2022!
Safe Shores’ Clinical Services helps children and families heal from the trauma of violence. Mental health treatment is a crucial part of healing but can often be too expensive or difficult to access. To remove any barrier to healing, we provide services for as long as necessary, free of charge. “Safe Shores has been the only constant in our … [Read more...] about Healing Isn’t a One-Way Street
Safe Shores’ Pack2School Drive is here for 2021, and we’re excited to announce that this year’s drive will be implemented online and in person! We are once again counting on you to ensure that the children we serve have the tools they need for school in the fall. Last year’s drive was done very differently as online learning became necessary in … [Read more...] about Pack2School 2021: Help Kids Return to In-Person Learning
While we share in the collective relief following the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, that feeling is juxtaposed with our rage and grief over the needless death of Ma'Khia Bryant, a 15-year-old Black American girl, shot and killed by police mere minutes before the Chauvin verdict was read. The reality is, our country has … [Read more...] about What does it mean to #ProtectKids365?
February is coming to an end, but fortunately, recognition and celebration of Black history isn’t, because Black history can’t be confined to the shortest month of the year (we said what we said) nor any month for that matter. Black history is HISTORY and HERSTORY, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Black creatives, entrepreneurs, scientists, teachers, … [Read more...] about Black History is Everyday – A List of Black History Makers Then and Now
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING It’s real, it happens and it’s a heinous crime. Because of the way it’s portrayed in fictional movies and memes on social media, many think of this crime as a stereotypical white suburban teenage girl being kidnapped by a stranger, in broad daylight, from a public place and imprisoned in a dark basement, far from home. The … [Read more...] about Myths and Facts of Child Sex Trafficking – National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
It’s no secret that 2020 has been the strangest of years. Indeed, it is one for the record books and soon the history books. Even Rexie, Safe Shores’ fun and friendly therapy puppet, who’s usually pretty easygoing, is ready to say a swift (don’t let the door knob hit ya) good-bye to this chaotic year. Just before this year is a wrap, though, … [Read more...] about Ready to say “Buh-Bye!” to 2020?
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!
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!
While school is out for the summer, at Safe Shores, we’re working to make sure kids have the learning tools that they need for the 2019-2020 school year. Every year through our Pack2School Drive, Safe Shores provides sturdy and stylish backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to our clients who need them. Last year, Safe Shores … [Read more...] about Safe Shores’ 2019 Pack2School Drive