With kids being forced to stay home, those living with abusive adults are at higher risk and increased exposure. Times are tough and stress is running high.
The Child Protection Network has created High Five For Kids as a way for the entire family to get involved with child abuse awareness and victim support. Bloomington-Normal can give a virtual high five to the organizations and people who are actively working with children of abuse.
Community members of any age are invited to send a high five for $5
This is a way to provide dire funds to 3 nonprofits and 2 government based agencies who are keeping local kids safe in every way they’re able.
A high five for kids is a high five for the entire community.
About the High Five For Kids Organizations
Funds raised from High Five For Kids will go directly to child abuse intervention programs.
At ABC Counseling, their therapists are transitioning from serving each client face-to-face to now providing workbooks, resources and coping strategies to families via teletherapy. These tools aim to create a safe household during this stressful period.
At Boys and Girls Club, funds will allow the Club to continue providing abuse prevention education for youth, including the Second Step curriculum that covers Social Emotional Learning, Child Protection, and Bully Prevention in a new virtual environment. Lessons show the importance of safe touches and other ways to practice staying safe.
At CASA, The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, volunteers are appointed to advocate for children who are currently living in foster care as a result of abuse and neglect.
At the McLean County Children's Advocacy Center, funds will be used to stock their store with necessities for families they are involved with, who have seen an increased and unexpected need. The Center would also like the ability provide their families with gas gift cards so they are able to attend therapy and counseling sessions.
At Children’s Home and Aid, funding will be used to purchase materials for activity kits for children who have been exposed to violence, as well as diapers, wipes, formula, and other household essentials families are otherwise unable to obtain for themselves.