Prevention Through Strengthening Community

 

At Childhelp we believe that every child has a unique contribution to make to the world, so we do everything within our power to help each child heal and develop self-esteem to reach their God-given potential.

That is one of many reasons that we are dedicated to making a difference in the community.  While a lot of our efforts are focused on treating child abuse, preventing it is just as important.  We believe that by being a part of the community, we can make a difference in the lives of parents and children.

As promised, this is the first blog in a series that will highlight several of our community outreach programs.  First up, is our community center:

Based in Arizona, the Childhelp H.K. Cummings Community Center provides assistance for families in crisis, as well as encourage individuals to work towards self-sufficiency, and offer many social and educational experiences for families.

Our community center provides a variety of services.  For example…

  • Parent support groups, crisis counseling, and community services referrals
  • Annual Family Camp each summer that promotes self-esteem, raises social skills, and encourages quality time for families
  • Health fairs including no-fee wellness physical examinations, dental exams, child immunizations, vision and hearing screenings, spinal exams, educational resources, and AHCCCS/Kids Care information for non-insured and/or under insured families
  • Before and after school programs
  • After School Care Enrichment (ACE), a licensed and certified after school program, and summer camp for kindergarten through 8th grade students
  • Youth development for at-risk and adjudicated youth
  • Holiday food drives and food box assistance program

This program plays just a small role in the larger Phoenix community, but our hope is that the children and families served there will be impacted, and that impact will spread, ultimately reducing and eliminating community violence.

If you would like to help, please H.K. Cummings Community Center at 623-772-2760.

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