The need for our services grows exponentially each year. It takes a great deal of capital, both financial and human, to continue to serve all the children and families that need us. There are many ways you can help us help those who cannot help themselves:
Become a Volunteer
The Southern VA Child Advocacy Center depends heavily on volunteers to provide services to the children and families of the community. Individuals and couples are encouraged to consider one of the many opportunities available within the organization. Extensive training and support are provided. Internships are also available for local college students. For additional information, contact the agency at 484-5566 or email@example.com.
We must stop the suffering. Last year our organization provided services to over 1,200 children and families right here in Franklin County.
The things I have seen…
The acts I have been unable to stop…
Happening to me…
Happening to those that I love…
Done by those I love….
The ones who are supposed to truly care for me…
The moments that I can never get back…
My childhood…whispered, fleeting, gone…
If you looked at the world through my eyes, what do
you think you would see?
Other children in my class talking about what their
family is going to do for the holiday….what they expect from Santa…relatives
coming over for dinner…
Do you know that I have moved four times since this
school year has begun? I have changed
schools three times and I am back at the first school I started at this fall
and the other children don’t understand where I went or why I left or why I’m
back…Could you explain it to me so I might be able to tell them?
It’s been cold in our new home and I miss having
something warm to eat like at school….my brother and I sleep in the front
bedroom on the floor. The last tenant
left a mattress so my mom was able to put a couple of sleeping bags on top of
it for us to sleep on… if we huddle close we do stay warmer….
The lights shining in the window mean more visitors
coming to the house tonight…the noise, the smoke, the smell, often make it hard
for me to go to sleep…one time my mother came in with a bloody nose and told us
we had to leave right now… when do we get to go home… where is home?
One day in the life of a
child we serve. The feelings and
thoughts are real. These are moments we
would never want a child to experience but I can tell you they do, everyday,
here in Franklin County.
Once upon a time is now. Make a difference. Support our services, volunteer for our
special projects, tour our facility, know your options to prevent and treat
family and community-based violence; if not for your sake, for a friends, or
relatives, or someone as valuable as a child in our community.
The time it might take you to
make a cup of coffee in the morning, get the morning paper, and read it all the
way through is more than enough time to invest in protecting a child from
Make the choice; make the
decision; make a tax-deductible contribution to the Southern VA Child Advocacy
Center to provide services to children and families in our community. Be the hope; be the voice; be the one who
helps end child abuse and neglect.
Make tax-deductible donations to:
Southern Virginia Child
Advocacy Center 300 South Main Street Rocky Mount, VA
Invest in our community. Child abuse doesn’t just affect the child being abused and not all the scars left behind when a child is abused are visible, physical scars. All too often the scars of maltreatment manifest themselves in other disturbing ways. Abused and neglected children are 53% more likely to be arrested for juvenile crime, 38% more likely to be arrested as an adult. More than 50% of the women in the nation's jails and prisons reported abuse as a child; teenagers with alcohol problems are 21 times more likely to have been sexually abused than those without such problems; more than 1/3 of all abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.
There are currently an estimated 60 million survivors of child abuse in the United States.
Help us stop this cycle by giving in your own way today.
When words can't tell you the pain, fear and loneliness they feel. Look into their eyes. So many people just looked away. Please don't be another person who just walks away and does nothing. You can make a difference. Volunteer....advocate.....educate yourself, your friends, relatives and community....donate....One person can change the world. Offer hope. Be that person. The one who does what's not easy but what's right and just.
Become a Partner
The Southern VA Child Advocacy Center encourages any non-profit or government agency with an interest in children's issues to partner with us on grants or projects. It takes an entire community to save a child. The problem affects us all and we must all work together to solve it. Please contact Joyce Moran, Executive Officer for additional information.