In Honor of National Child Abuse Awareness Month, Safe Haven and Keep Statesboro Bulloch Beautiful are partnering together to spread awareness about Child Abuse and support the children in our community.

According to Michelle Lank, Safe Haven Board Member and owner of Kids World Learning Center, 669 children in Bulloch County experienced maltreatment between April 2019 and May 2020.

We can grow a better tomorrow for all children. Healthy, supported children flourish into adults with abundant futures.

On the morning of April 23rd hey came together at Safe Haven as a community to show our support for strengthening children and families and preventing child abuse and neglect.

At the event they were “BLUE-ming” lovely flowers, pinwheels and artwork in honor of this very important cause.

Speakers at the event included:

  • Tia Adams, Safe Haven
  • Corbett Deloach, Safe Haven
  • Kim Billings, Safe Haven
  • Amanda Clements, Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful
  • Michelle Smith Lank, Kid’s World Learning Center
  • Catherine Sumner Finley, Bulloch County Solicitor
  • Chief Mike Broadhead, Statesboro Police Department
  • Investigator Pre Cone, Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department
  • Suzanne Christian, Child Advocacy Services SEGA, Inc.
  • Shelly Stringer, Statesboro Exchange Club

THE MISSION OF SAFE HAVEN Serve. Strengthen. Support.

Safe Haven’s mission is to serve, strengthen, and support adult and child victims of domestic violence through the provision of emergency shelter and community-based services. 

They serve Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Jenkins, Screven and Washington Counties.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...