SafeSpot visited Chipotle at Reston Town Center on June 24th, 2014 and were graciously supported by friends, family, and the Chipotle team! Michelle Kingsley and Samira Ramezan organized an amazing event where 50% of the profits between 4-8pm at this Chipotle were donated to SafeSpot. The SafeSpot team would like to thank these two women,...
Welcome to SafeSpot, Children's Advocacy Center Online
SafeSpot, a Children’s Advocacy Center, is a non-profit center that will provide direct services to child victims of sexual and physical abuse in Fairfax County. At the Advocacy Center, the needs of the CHILD are the top priority. The center is designed to reduce the trauma experienced by child abuse victims as they navigate the legal, investigative and social service systems following an allegation of abuse. SafeSpot is a public-private partnership with Fairfax County Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, The Commonwealth Attorney’s office, Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Community Services Board who work collaboratively on each case.
Yes it's true! We officially opened the doors to SafeSpot on April 2nd 2014 and we couldn't have done it without you! The day was beautiful and amazing ! We had such a great turn out with a community filled with support, to include County Supervisors, Senators and Delegates and our direct partners and stakeholders. It surely was impressive! Thank you, to all of you for your tireless efforts in helping this come together. From those who stopped by with toys and financial contributions to the words of encouragement and emotional support you provided us, I salute and thank you!
While the work behind the scenes is mostly complete, we now embark on the real work. We are now able to give the hope and a voice to those children who have experienced sexual abuse. We are now opened to provide a safe place for these children to feel and be heard.
It is most exciting to see what lies ahead, not only on the lives we will impact, but also on how we as a community come together and continue to strengthen our efforts to respond to these children in need. I am excited and hopeful for all our endless possibilities. If you would like to be involved or have ideas you would like to share, please email me.
Did You Know?Pinwheel gardens are springing up all over the county! April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and SafeSpot will be focusing awareness on the issue of child abuse and neglect by planting "gardens" of pinwheels at locations around the county including schools, churches, libraries, neighborhoods, Meadow Farms locations and special events. So when you see the twirling pinwheels , consider the plight of abused children and SPEAK UP for a child. The problem with child abuse is that it is a secret and shameful issue so no one wants to talk about it. But we want to break the silence and hopefully, the cycle of abuse. We want to encourage children to speak up if they are being abused and for adults to report any abuse they may suspect to the Fairfax County CPS Hotline 703-324-7400. Although deciding to report suspected child abuse can be a difficult process, it is an important first step toward protecting a child who might be in danger. Once reported, the professionals can take over and investigate the issue and determine a safe solution. And it can make a HUGE difference in the life of a child.