Prevent Child Abuse Athens
Starry, Starry Night was a BLAST! Check out the PICS!
Over 100 parents and children came out on a rainy Saturday for the Healthy Families holiday party. Pictures with Santa, craft making, and lunch were enjoyed by all. We wish all the families a very happy holiday season.
The local Turner Family Foundation made a donation to support our First Steps program. They have been loyal supporters for many years…
Thank you Georgia Power Foundation for your $1500 gift...
UGA's Kappa Delta's won a scavenger hunt and the prize of $500 will be given to PCAA...
The Athens Oconee Women's Club will donate $1,000 to PCAA from their 5K race...
The UGA "Come Back Kids" group surprised us with an $800 gift from online fundraising, bake sales, percentage nights etc...
We thank each of these groups for their dedication to our mission of protecting kids and strengthening families -- making a real difference for children and families.
---------Thanks to the Cotton Patch quilters who brought us 18 beautiful quilts for our families. We are fortunate to have this wonderful group of talented women as our partner. These make "tummy time" such fun!
Thank you, Kappa Delta Sorority, for your $23,000 donation!
On October 3rd, 50 Healthy Families parents and children enjoyed the annual trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Washington Farms in Oconee County. The petting zoo, hayride (above), pick a pumpkin and pizza lunch made for a wonderful time!
PCAAthens especially appreciates our "Partners in Prevention" benefactors: Dermatology of Athens, PC; Trinity Accounting Group; and Zaxby's...
The following donors provide the majority of funding for Prevent Child Abuse Athens:
A PCAAthens "Success Story"...
Kirrena Gallagher helps families at Prevent Child Abuse Athens. She knows her job. “I started off as a participant in 2003,” states Kirrena Gallagher. Kirrena was in high school when she became pregnant. Her high school referred her to Prevent Child Abuse Athens. “I was a participant through Healthy Families which is a home visiting program. The Family Support Worker comes out to visit once a week,” says Gallagher.
5 years later she started to volunteer to help others. People began to notice. “When PCA got a new grant, their like you’ve already been here so would you like to try this position,” explains Gallagher.
This is the kind of success that Mayor Denson wants to see. “Those of you who are not involved please come out and join us because there are wonderful opportunities in this community. There are many needs that are not being met,” says Mayor Denson. Kirrena’s Family Support Worker visited her every week. This sort of impact you can hear in Kirrena’s laugh.
PCAA is pleased to serve as the community partner for the Great Start Georgia (GSG) collaboration supporting children and families in Georgia and the Athens area. We also appreciate the many local funders who support us and the local service providers who work with us.
Here's to a Great Start for all Georgia's children! For more information call 1-855-707-8277 (GSG Information & Referral Center) or visit www.GreatStartGeorgia.org.