April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - a time to help people across the country understand that safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments are necessary to ensure our children thrive. This month Blue Sky Bridge and the Erie Police Department encourage all individuals and organizations to help make great childhoods happen in our community by strengthening families.
"April is a time to celebrate the vital role communities play in protecting children. Everyone's participation is critical to build and promote these protective environments," said Kim Stewart, Erie Police Chief.
Blue Sky Bridge helps establish a foundation for the journey toward healing and provides a safe and welcoming space for youth who have experienced abuse or who have witnessed violent crime. They child victims are encouraged to tell their stories, receive ongoing support from a victim advocate or have a forensic medical exam by a specialist in the field. By providing a centrally-located, child-focused facility and a coordinated response by all investigative agencies, Blue Sky Bridge is proactive in its approach to helping families through the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
Pinwheel Gardens help turn our community blue - bringing to light the importance of child abuse prevention and awareness.
To learn more about this year's Pinwheel Garden campaign, please contact Blue Sky Bridge at 303-444-1388. Join the Erie Police Department in making a difference.