About Us

“Every child has the right to mature in an environment
free from abuse and neglect.”

With this statement, the Junior League of Raleigh established SAFEchild in 1992 with a bold mission to
eliminate child abuse in Wake County.

SAFEchild – which stands for Stop Abuse For Every child – supports families having a wide range of needs. We are the only organization in Wake County that offers a full range of child abuse prevention and intervention services to children and families at no cost. Expertly trained professionals and volunteers build strong families in which parents nurture thriving children.

SAFEchild annually protects 12,000 children through our school-based Funny Tummy Feelings program, and supports and educates 1,650 parents and caregivers through our parenting programs. Nearly 400 children are evaluated at the nationally accredited SAFEchild Advocacy Center when there is suspicion of sexual abuse, physical abuse and/or severe neglect.

Our Beliefs

 

  • Every child has the right to grow up in an environment free from abuse and neglect.
  • Child maltreatment should never be condoned or tolerated.
  • The family is the fundamental resource for the nurturing of children, and children have a right to their families.
  • Families are diverse and have a right to be respected.
  • Families can grow and change. With support, information and community resources, most parents are capable of creating safe, nurturing environments for their children.
  • All families experience periods of stress and crisis, and not all families are consistently able to produce a non-abusive, non-neglectful home environment.
  • Seeking support and information, encouragement and community resources is a sign of family/individual strength.

Our Goals

 

  • 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.

Contact us at 919.743.6140 or info@safechildnc.org to learn more about SAFEchild’s work in the community.

Find our IRS Form 990 here.