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.
As we approach Labor Day, and the children head back to school, I find myself reflecting on SafeSpot's first summer. Since our opening on April 2, 2014, over 120 forensic interviews have been conducted at SafeSpot! We are also providing support to non-offending caregivers at the time of their child's interview, in an effort to support families throughout the intervention and healing process. The volume of families served in just a few months is evidence that Fairfax County embraces the children's advocacy center (CAC) model and makes the child the priority! We are bursting at the seams in our small space. Soon we will need a larger space to continue to meet the needs of the community!
As we wrap up summer and look forward to autumn, we are preparing to launch our therapy offerings in early September. Elle and I look forward to meeting the needs of children in need of the specialized intervention and treatment and growing our professional services. The need is great in Fairfax County. We rely on community support to fund our efforts. Please donate to help us to provide hope and healing to the children.
Since joining the SafeSpot team on June 2, 2014, I am continually impressed by the professionalism and compassion of the members of the Fairfax County Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Their support of SafeSpot has been central to the success of the center. I am so grateful to work alongside professionals who work long hours and do whatever it takes to protect the children in our community. In addition, our dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers continue to support our efforts through fundraising and increasing awareness of our mission.
Please join us in ensuring that the children and families of Fairfax County have access to the best resources and services when faced with the tragedy of child abuse. Every donation makes a difference to a child. Visit our Donate page to help today! If you would like to learn more about our mission and support our work, please email me. I'd love to hear from you!
Fall Fashion Show on Sunday, October 26, 2014
It's time for all fashionistas to gather again! Please join us for a party with a purpose - a fun-filled morning viewing the latest fashions, gathering with friends, all while raising greatly needed funds for SafeSpot of Fairfax. Amazing raffle prizes will be available to win including a Gucci purse, Jo Malone perfume, Capitals tickets, travel packages, and much more! Bloomingdale's is generously donating 10% of the day's purchases made by guests to SafeSpot, Children's Advocacy Center of Fairfax.
Thanks to your generous support last year, SafeSpot was able to open it's doors in April of this year as the sole Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) in Fairfax. . Since April, almost 100 interviews have been conducted, and a therapy program has been established. However, we still need the support of donors like you to ensure that SafeSpot can continue to provide these greatly needed services.
Buy a ticket, become a sponsor or donate if you cannot attend. Or please consider buying raffle tickets and donating them to or purchasing a ticket for one of the first responders who dedicate their lives to making this process less difficult for the victims who have already suffered. Every dollar makes a difference.