Childsafe Trivia Bowl Saturday 3pm
Saturday, February 25, 2012
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
ChildSafe's Third Annual Trivia Bowl will be held 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Ptarmigan Golf Club.
Teams may consist of 2-4 players. Cost is $25/person which includes an all-you-can-eat appetizer buffet. To register, call ChildSafe at (970) 472-4133.
What Is ChildSafe?
ChildSafe was founded in 1986 out of a need for a comprehensive community-based response to child sexual abuse. Clinical Director Valerie Macri-Lind remembers it this way: "We began the program with ten victims and their families as part of our private practices, and we soon realized that there were far more children and families needing this service than we had ever imagined...." Now we treat hundreds of clients a year!
In 1998 the organization was converted to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so we could pursue grant funding for the growing number of clients with limited financial resources. Since that time we have operated as a nonprofit organization governed an active volunteer board of directors who provide oversight, planning, and fundraising.
Today, ChildSafe's operational staff includes an executive director, clinical director, and several full-time and part-time professional therapists with specialized training in helping sex abuse victims. Our annual budget totals about $450,000.
ChildSafe is the only nonprofit in northern Colorado that provides comprehensive treatment to victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending family members, and the only program that offers them group therapy. We don't discriminate, and we don't turn families away because they lack financial resources.
Our services are partially funded through medical insurance, self-pay, and Victim Compensation payments, but also through grants and individual donations. We increasingly depend on these outside sources of funding as our client load continues to grow and fewer of our clients have health insurance. So far, the community hasn't let us down.
kid's drawing that says 'Say no to sexual abuse'
Drawn by one of our young clients
as a mandate to adults
We at ChildSafe are proud that we can provide treatment for all those who need it, and that our programs continue to produce extremely good results (see Success Stories and Quotes for some examples). It's this record of successful community service that keeps all of us – the ChildSafe staff, board, and volunteers – enthusiastic in our support of this unique organization.