What can an individual do?
Help a parent in need. Call 1-800-CHILDREN to assist that parent or family. If you know a family is under stress, offer to help. Even little things make a difference.
Volunteer with Prevent Child Abuse Georgia and its chartered councils across the state, work on the Helpline, support new parents through the First Steps Program, help raise funds, and become an advocate for children.
Volunteer with organizations such as Big Brother/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Cool Girls, Families First, and the Girl Scout Outreach Development Program.
Volunteer with Grady Health Systems. Help with the First Steps Program, which provides support to new mothers, or at Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital.
What can a corporation and/or organization do?
Create a family friendly work environment to lower stress on parents.
Adopt volunteer friendly policies and encourage your workforce to give time to prevention in the community.
Contribute financially or donate in-kind gifts to organizations who work with at-risk children. Sponsor one-time events held by these organizations.
One example of a corporate community focusing on prevention efforts is Hedge Funds Care, http://www.hedgefundscare.com, the Atlanta chapter of a non-profit made up of hedge fund industry professionals and other members of the business community. HFC raises funds for community based non-profits that are dedicated to the issues of child abuse and neglect.
What can a foundation do?
Support the prevention programs of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia .
Provide financial support to create and maintain prevention programs, including provision of operating expenses.
Relevant Web Sites
Atlanta Children's Shelter, http://www.atlantachildrensshelter.com/
Better Brains for Babies, http://www.fcs.uga.edu/bbbgeorgia/
Big Brothers, Big Sisters, http://www.bbbsatl.org
Boys and Girls Clubs, http://www.bgca.org
Communities in Schools, http://www.cisga.org/
Cool Girls, Inc., http://www.thecoolgirls.org
Families First, http://www.familiesfirst.org
Family Connections Partnership, www.gafcp.org
Girls Inc., http://www.girlsincatl.org/
Girls Scouts Outreach Development Program, http://www.girlscoutsnwga.org
Interfaith Children's Movement of Metro Atlanta, http://ICMma.org/
Interfaith Outreach Home Inc., http://www.interfaithoutreachhome.org/
My House, http://www.myhouseweb.org/
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia , http://www.preventchildabusega.org/html/home.html
Referral Central, http://www.referralcentral.info
Sheltering Arms, http://www.shelteringarmsforkids.com
SistaSpace Collective Inc., http://www.sistaspace.org
The Center for Family Resources, http://www.TheCFR.org