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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We're proud to partner with organizations like Vanessa Behan, Childbirth and Parenting Assistance (CAPA) Program, and Partners with Families & Children, that are working to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect in our community.


Your kind heart make these grants possible. Thank you.

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Vanessa Behan helps parents who are having difficulty providing safe shelter and care for their children. They may be dealing with issues as complex as substance abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Or, they may just be exhausted and worn-out from the demands of parenting. Vanessa Behan’s vision is to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families.


24 hours a day, 365 days a year hundreds of area families receive free, respite care for children from ages 0-6, for up to 72 hours at a time. This care includes food, clothing, diapers and ensuring all basic needs are met for the children in our care. Most importantly, they receive unconditional love and nurturing care from staff and volunteers. Their program exist to keep their kids safe.


Learn more: www.vanessabehan.org

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Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington affirms the dignity of every person, partnering with parishes and the greater community to serve and advocate for those who are vulnerable, bringing stability and hope to people throughout Eastern Washington.


CAPA/PREPARES (Childbirth and Parenting Assistance) offers stabilizing and advocacy services to expecting and parenting individuals and families with children ages 5 and under. This grant funded Circle of Security to break cycles of abuse and neglect within vulnerable families by identifying their own unhealthy patterns and triggers before they pass them on to their children.


Learn more: www.cceasternwa.org/capaprepares

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Partners with Families and Children is a social safety net for abused and neglected children with the capability to provide holistic supportive family services to all families. Everything they do – from evaluation to treatment services for children and families – prevents child abuse, encircles families with security and support, and provides treatment and caring so that families can thrive and children can live healthy, productive lives.


Through Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, families receive trauma-informed wraparound services that provide support for basic health care, safety at home, and daily material needs, as well as to learn and develop skills and competencies to ensure healthy practices as they grow.


Learn more: www.partnerswithfamilies.org