Our Mission: SAFEchild is committed to eliminating child abuse in Wake County by helping adults and children create nurturing environments free from abuse and neglect.
SAFEchild, an acronym for Stop Abuse For Every child, is Wake County’s only non-profit agency providing direct services to children and families. SAFEchild builds strong families and stops abuse by implementing four primary strategies: group parenting programs serving parents and children (group based services), new mother mentoring (home based), the SAFEchild Advocacy Center (Center based), and Funny Tummy Feelings (school based), which is presented primarily in first and second grade classrooms. Most programs are provided at no cost to the family in need of support.
Founded in 1992, SAFEchild has worked with thousands of parents and has reached more than 100,000 children. By leveraging hundreds of dedicated volunteers and a core of highly skilled staff, SAFEchild touches traditional and non-traditional families with children of all ages and parents and caregivers of all backgrounds.
Funny Tummy Feelings, SAFEchild’s school-based service, is a health education program that helps children develop skills with which to safeguard themselves against the danger and trauma of physical and sexual abuse. The program also informs children how to make appropriate decisions in a variety of situations. Learn More