Why do we need a center like this in our community?
Child abuse is a community problem.
Alaska has the highest rate of substantiated cases of child abuse in the nation.
Child abuse is a significant risk factor for juvenile crime, school failure, teen pregnancy, and mental health problems.
No single agency has the training, personnel, resources or legal mandate to intervene effectively in child abuse cases. We work most effectively for children who have been abused when we work together.
Children who are victims of abuse can heal from these early experiences if they get help early on, and have a supportive adult in their lives who works to keep them safe.