Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention



Did you know that April is National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month? Statistics reveal that a shocking 700,000 children are abused in the United States each year.

While we are placing a special emphasis on this topic during the month of April, the protection of youth from abuse is our YMCA’s priority every single day of the year.

The good news is that child abuse and neglect is preventable, and at our Y we have taken this to heart. We are proud to take the lead in the battle to reduce child abuse and neglect in our community.

Our Y is fully committed to doing our part to keep youth protected from abuse, and we are asking you to join us. As a community, we have an obligation to nurture our children and protect their only childhood. We must prevent child abuse and neglect to live up to this obligation.

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA pledges to the community to be a leader in this work and a place where children of all ages can go to be safe from child abuse and neglect.