Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center
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Safe Shores- The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is a direct service nonprofit whose mission is to provide intervention, hope and healing for children and families who have been affected by abuse, trauma or violence in the District of Columbia, and to prevent child abuse through education and training.
Children in Washington, DC are victimized by physical and sexual abuse at grossly disproportionate rates compared to children in all other state jurisdictions. Given the age of the victims and the nature of the crime, child abuse remains one of the most under reported and difficult to track crimes in America.
At Safe Shores, we take a team-based, child-friendly approach to work against abuse and move victims through trauma. Our facility, housed in a refurbished school building, is designed to provide a warm and welcoming place where children and adolescents can feel safe and supported while waiting for forensic interviews, therapy, court appearances, or placement resolutions. The staff also ensures that children receive supervision, meals, clean clothes, crisis intervention and other emergency victim services while in our space.
We hope you will join us at our FREE Do More 24 ‘iGive Event’ on Thursday, June 6th from 6:30-8:30 pm at 1776 (1133 15th St NW). There will be food, drinks, door prizes, the SynchroniCity band and MORE! Register now and we’ll see you there: http://igive2safeshores.eventbrite.com