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Help Prevent Child Abuse

By Inside Columbia

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Safe Families For Children of Mid-Missouri is always looking for donations, as well as volunteers. Learn more here.

According to the Missouri Department of Social Services Children’s Division, its Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline (CANHU), received 128,801 hotline calls over the past fiscal year. Of those reports, 54,515 were classified as investigations or assessments and were completed by the Children’s Division. A total of 77,108 children were involved in the investigations/assessments.

Safe Families For Children of Mid-Missouri hosts vulnerable children and, through a community of compassionate volunteers, seeks to create extended family-like support for those facing a crisis. Those who volunteer to be host families can host children for anywhere from two days to one year, but the average length of stay is about six weeks.

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