Every single dollar raised before and during the Dream Big Charity Gala goes directly to the Children's Safety Center's programs for advocacy, forensic interviewing, forensic medical exams, and mental health therapy and stays right here in Washington county. These programs are provided free of charge to child abuse victims and their family. We could not provide these programs without the generous help of sponsors and individual donors. Thank you for providing help, hope, and healing to local child abuse victims.
The CSC team has helped more than 8,000 children, in the last 20
years. In 2016 the Children's Safety Center provided advocacy to 612
children; 544 forensic interviews were conducted at the CSC; 133
forensic medical exams were provided at the CSC; and 91 new child clients
received on-site therapy. All of the services at
the CSC are provided free of charge.
Do you recall when you were a child, not being able to wait to get
home from school? Hopefully, you were able to play innocently with your
family in the yard, sit down for dinner, and have your parents tuck you
in wishing you goodnight. This is not the reality for most of the
children who are brought to the Children’s Safety Center. These children
do not want to leave school because they know they will not be safe at
home, or in their yard, or when they are sleeping at night. Given the
statistics, your child is much more likely to be molested than to be hit
by a car when crossing the street.
The 5 Steps in Protecting our Children
Children's Safety Center Development Director
Emily Rappe' Fisher