Throughout 2017, Whaley Children's Center focused on making our Center a great place to call home. Check out all of our great work in our 2017 annual report.

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Whaley Children's Center has a record breaking Tux and Tennies Gala


FLINT, Mich. — Medawar Jewelers, along with host sponsor Grand Blanc Motorcars, presented the annual Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction on Saturday, May 14, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Grand Blanc Motorcars in Grand Blanc, Mich. With 350 community members in attendance, the event was record breaking and surpassed the $150,000 goal.


What a year 2014 was! Check out everything the Center did in the 2015 Annual Report!

Rebecca Bartley with Icon Mortgage Lending will present the annual Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Grand Blanc Motorcars in Grand Blanc, Mich.  All proceeds will benefit Whaley Children’s Center’s (WCC) nationally accredited residential and clinical programs for children who have suffered from abuse and neglect.

“Whaley Children’s Center holds a special place in my heart.  I was in an orphanage when I was little, and I understand some of the pain that those kids are going through. But without the love and care of the staff there, I wouldn’t be where I am today. They made a huge impact on my life and it is one that I will never forget,” said Rebecca Bartley, Title Sponsor and WCC Board Member. “It’s important that our community gives back and helps those who need it most, especially children.”

I have therapy today. It’s been a week since the worst day I’ve had here at Whaley…

I did a very bad thing. I tried to hurt myself…bad.

How many more birthdays am I going to have to celebrate? I’m just getting older in a life I don’t want to be living.

Paramours. It’s definitely a dated term more appropriately used in a daytime soap opera; however, a paramour is the antiquated and unusual term for a biological parent’s live-in significant other. It’s the term Child Protective Services uses to categorize boyfriends or girlfriends who have no biological or legal ties to the children with whom they are cohabitating, but their presence serves as a pretty obvious warning sign to CPS. Studies show adding a paramour to the equation greatly increases a child’s risk of becoming a victim of abuse and neglect by about 50%

Michiganders in particular have been talking about Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State address and the various plans he pitched in his River of Opportunity analogy.  We can agree the system is currently broken. As we’ve stated previously, children being cared for by the State of Michigan are still falling through the cracks. But, is streamlining the whole system really the answer?