Indian Wells Impact.

In the U.S., almost a half million children are victims of abuse and neglect, annually. A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds and nearly 1,500 are killed due to abuse each year. Over 250,000 children entered foster care in 2010. In California, a child is abused or neglected every 4 minutes and our state accepts a child into the foster system over 100 times every day.

As the Indian Wells Chapter has expanded, it has experienced a surge in fundraising and advancement outreach intent on efforts of substantial impact to the areas it serves. Our chapters’ vision is that of a future where every childhood is free of abuse and neglect and no child is lost at the hands of another.

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Indian Wells Officers.

Barbara Gietzen


Diane Aaker

Vice President/Secretary

Don Aaker


Pam Thurston

Publicity & Media

Barbara Gietzen

Village Liaison

Lori Huling


Paulette Carkonen


Sandy Gannan


Lee Ann Erickson

Education & Public Awareness

Cheryl Guess


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