It Only Takes Caring and Time To be Part of the Virtual Village. Here are Some Things to Do to Be Helpful to Caregivers and Help #ProtectKids365 Call parents/caregivers you know and care about just to check in, let them vent, tell them a joke, make them laugh, remind them to breathe Call/FaceTime family/friends and ask to talk to their kids … [Read more...] about You Can Help Keep Kids Safe and Well During the Pandemic: #BeTheVirtualVillage!
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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
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
Safe Shores' annual Cherishing Childhood Luncheon is designed to elevate public awareness about child abuse and to raise private donations to carry out our critical mission of providing intervention, hope and healing to children and families affected by abuse, trauma and extreme violence in DC. Here's how you can support! It is through the … [Read more...] about New Opportunities to #ProtectKids365
Click here for larger view! Special thanks to the supporters who are making unique efforts to raise awareness this Child Abuse Prevention Month! Check out these April events benefiting Safe Shores: Buttercream Bakeshop Art Supplies Drive Runs Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 30th. Make a donation and receive free cookie of the day! Buttercream … [Read more...] about Safe Shores’ Child Abuse Prevention Month Events
We view the “School Safety Act of 2018” as a critical first step toward keeping children safer in schools by equipping adults in DC schools to recognize, respond to and prevent child sexual abuse. Our Director of Client Advocacy & Prevention & Outreach, Ashley Harrell, MA, NCC, testified in support of the bill at the Nov. 1 DC Council … [Read more...] about Safe Shores Supports “School Safety Act of 2018”