Paint Our Town Blue
Paint Our Town Blue is a public awareness campaign promoting the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Genesee County through education and increased attention to this epidemic. Our aim is to raise attention to its prevalence and the long term impacts in has on child development, as well as social and economic conditions in our whole community.
We believe children should be valued and nurtured by both their families and the larger family of community. By providing resources to parents and caregivers and educating our whole community on how they can help prevent child abuse, we hope to make Genesee County one of the best places for children to live.
Our hope is that the community helps Paint Our Town Blue throughout the month of April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Help blanket our county in blue, with blue ribbons and pinwheels, which reflect hope, health, and safety for children and families and are national symbols for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Painting Our Town Blue will provide a visual reminder to everyone of the need for child protection in our community.
Paint Our Town Blue is an initiative of Whaley Children’s Center, an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1926 and based in Genesee County, Michigan. We provide residential and clinical services to children age 5- 17 years old who have survived chronic and profound abuse and neglect. The services provided to children and families include residential treatment, group homes family counseling and aftercare service.
To learn more about the POTB initiative, please visit http://www.paintourtownblue.org/