SAFEchild, an acronym for Stop Abuse For Every Child, is Wake County’s only nonprofit child abuse prevention agency providing direct services to children and families. SAFEchild annually protects 13,000 children and empowers 1,650 parents through education, support, and intervention programs.
SAFEchild’s goals are to:
• Prevent child abuse from ever occurring.
• Empower parents and caregivers to move toward healthy family relationships by breaking negative parenting patterns.
• Provide specialized intervention and treatment that promotes recovery, healing and promising outcomes for children, families, and the community.
• Educate and raise awareness about the issue of child abuse in Wake County.
Founded in 1992 by the Junior League of Raleigh, SAFEchild is today governed by a 27-member board of directors consisting of business and community leaders in Wake County. The agency is staffed by 25 full- and part-time professionals and administrative staff, as well as dedicated volunteers assisting with important service delivery and resource development activities. SAFEchild is supported by an annual budget of approximately $2 million, which is anticipated to grow in the future.
To learn more, visit SAFEchild’s website at https://safechildnc.org/.