Give today to prevent child abuse, neglect and maltreatment!

Washtenaw Area Council for Children relies on the generous support of its community members to continue promoting child well-being and preventing child maltreatment through our programs in Washtenaw County.

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Washtenaw Area Council for Children relies on the generous support of its community members to continue promoting child well-being and preventing child maltreatment through our programs in Washtenaw County.

2023 Giving

Since 1975 the Washtenaw Area Council for Children has been promoting child safety, well-being, and sound communities. Your financial support makes our work possible; preventing child abuse and keeping kids safe.

We would like to share with you Natasha's story. Natasha is a kindergartner at Carpenter Elementary School in Ann Arbor. She and her classmates were participating in the Body Safety Training (BST) provided by WACC right in her school. Throughout this 10-day training, Natasha learned important tools to keep her body safe when it comes to fire, guns, cars, and streets, and also how to recognize, respond to, and report inappropriate sexual behavior directed at her.

Weeks later, Natasha's dad reported to her teacher that she had an encounter with an older relative who tried to touch her private parts. Because Natasha learned the body safety rule, "Say NO! Go. Tell." she was empowered to tell that relative "You are breaking my body safety rule!!" & told her grandmother about the incident right away.

Thanks to generous donors and supporters, the lives of Natasha and many other children like her can be protected and the abuse can be prevented. We can do this through the programs outlined below. Consider donating to one or all of these today!

Safe Sleep/ Safe Baby teaches parents and caregivers how to safely care for their infants and provides a pack-and-play to those that need one and qualify.

Body Safety Training and Stewards of Children empower children and adults to recognize, respond to, and report child sexual abuse.

We Care Elementary helps in our effort to prevent sexual abuse by teaching children 8-12 years the concepts of healthy relationships, personal boundaries, and consent.

CyberSafety and CyberBullying/Bullying educates children and teens about online risks and how to be safe online.

Wellness and Resiliency addresses mental health, complete mental wellness and the importance of empathy towards others.

Luncheon Lecture Series/Annual Conference are provided to our community to deliver up-to-date progressive professional development to those working with children and families.

Thank you for your generous support!!

Washtenaw Area Council for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS. Tax ID: 38-2245181