April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Each year, nearly three million reports of suspected child abuse are filed in the United States, but still it is estimated that more than 70% of abuse goes unreported. In fiscal year 2017 alone, nearly 125,000 counts of child abuse were reported in Illinois.
During the month of April, Caritas Family Solutions partners with local businesses, schools and organizations to raise awareness for about child abuse and prevention through our Blue Kids Campaign. Each partner receives “Blue Kids” cards for individuals to sign and make a donation. The cards are then placed on display at the partner’s location or a Caritas office.
We would like to thank our partners and individual donors who participated in this year’s Blue Kids Campaign. Together they raised more than $3,300 to support efforts that reduce abusive behaviors and situations, such as anger management and parenting classes, individual and family counseling, foster care services and other programs to strengthen families and help children find the love and safety they deserve.
We especially thank our business host locations:
- Associated Bank
- Legence Bank
- Heartland Regional Medical Center
- Hideg Pharmacy
- Stark Total Body Fitness
- Simmons Hanly Conroy Law Firm
Click here to donate to the Blue Kids Campaign so that we can continue to prevent child abuse every day.