Each year, Safe Shores partners with community organizations, businesses, and individuals like you lend a helping hand to families in need and give children affected by abuse and violence in D.C. a special holiday. Here's how YOU can help support kids and families during the 2018 holiday season: With winter quickly approaching, many families have … [Read more...] about Ways to Support Safe Shores this Holiday Season
News and Events
Oct. 1 Safe Shores Prevention Team members to participate in Paint the Town Purple, hosted by DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Oct. 2 DC Council’s presents DC’s DVAM proclamation. We’ll be there. Oct. 12 House of Ruth Open House. We’ll be there. Clothesline Project hosted by My Sister’s Place. There, … [Read more...] about Safe Shores Goes Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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)
While the greeting card, chocolate candy, and flower industries haven’t caught up with all that fathers do, we see you, dads, and we gotchu! The Hallmark selection may be limited, but we really do know how important good men are in our world and in children’s lives. We see you when you’re on stage in red Puma’s doing ballet to help your little … [Read more...] about Hey, Dads, We See What You’re Doing There!
Mimi Kirk Mar 29, 2018 Children’s Advocacy Centers make sure kids only have to tell their story of abuse once. On a recent visit to Safe Shores, a Washington, D.C., center that supports victims of child abuse, executive director Michele Booth Cole told me about a 10-year-old girl who came to the center after her father sexually abused … [Read more...] about The Spaces That Can Ease Childhood Trauma
https://youtu.be/zVMqSCKn2QM … [Read more...] about Good Things Happen When We Partner For Kids
“I’m gonna remember this day forever,” Tally, age nine, said to Erin McGuinness, Prevention & Outreach Director, and Gerald Versey, Prevention & Outreach Associate. “Seriously, when I’m 68, I will think about this day.” On December 12, three families enrolled in Safe Shores’ caregiver support group went ice skating to experience a new … [Read more...] about Caregivers, Kids and Staff Find Joy on the Ice
Growing and innovating because of kids like Annie Annie, a 12-year-old girl with fears no child should have, fled her home one night to escape her father’s sexual abuse. She grabbed an armful of her belongings but left her clothes behind. A few days later, Annie arrived at Safe Shores with her mom, a social worker and only the clothes on her back. … [Read more...] about Fall 2017 Newsletter
Girls' Night Out Charity Event to Benefit Safe Shores Billed as the “ultimate party with a purpose,” Girls’ Night Out is up to great good again. Proceeds from this year’s extravaganza, founded by Fox 5 anchor Shawn Yancy, will benefit Safe Shores and the Ivy Foundation. Since 2010 when GNO launched into action, the event has raised money and … [Read more...] about Summer 2017 Newsletter
Girls’ Night Out is an annual event hosted by Fox 5 DC’s Shawn Yancy to support charities that improve the lives of women and children in the DMV area. Safe Shores is thrilled to be this year’s beneficiary! Guests will enjoy cocktails and light fare, a live DJ, a fashion show featuring local designers Christopher Schaffer and Amanda Casarez, and … [Read more...] about Girls’ Night Out by Shawn Yancy: the ultimate party for a cause!