October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. It is a time to remember that we are ALL responsible for the safety, happiness and health of children in our community. Learn about your duty to report suspected or known abuse of a child - when in doubt, make the call. Together, we can prevent crimes against children, help families to cope, and build resilience in our communities. For more information about duty to report, visit: http://www.useyourvoice.ca/en/protect/
On October 2, 2014 the Community Child Abuse Council will relocate offices to 460 Main Street East in Hamilton. Between September 30 and October 3 there may be interruptions in telephone services (our telephone number is not changing) and email, but we will respond to messages as quickly as possible. There will be little or no interruption in client services and scheduled appointments will be coordinated by our clinicians during the transition. Our new location is fully accessible, has free parking, and is on a major bus route in central Hamilton. We look forward to welcoming clients and visitors to our new home effective October 6th. Please note that our mailing address remains the same, only our physical address is changing.
As summer draws to an end, we want to acknowledge and thank several supporters for their generosity over the last few months. With their help, we continue to move children and youth from our waiting list into treatment as quickly as possible and, ultimately, to help them thrive.
- ArcelorMittal Dofasco Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
- Lanhack Engineering (2014 Lanhack Charity Golf Tournament)
- Investors Group (Hamilton West)
- Dave Dunnet, Royal LePage State Realty
- 2014 CAPPY Ride participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers
- Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara
- Dr. and Mrs. George Pakozdi
The mission of the Hamilton Community Foundation is "to drive positive change, by connecting people, ideas, and resources". And HCF certainly did that in 2013/14 for the Community Child Abuse Council, with grants from several of the funds they administer. As HCF celebrates its 60th anniversary, we congratulate them on their many accomplishments and thank them for their contributions to the vitality of Hamilton and its citizens. Check the HCF Annual Report for a feature about the Community Child Abuse Council: www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca