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"Every child needs a safe environment in which to grow. Every child should feel safe at home." Steve Loyer, President, Tech Group and Tech Vault, South Burlington Learn More
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"[The State’s] family services staff cannot always open a case – even where there is cause for concern...KidSafe can be invaluable, getting supports in place before a tragedy happens." Marc Carr, VT Department for Children and Families/Family Services, Burlington, District Director Learn More
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"A lot of folks are now aware of the situation. This student won’t ‘fall through the cracks’ any more." Teacher participant, KidSafe Child Protection Team meeting Learn More
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"When a child is in danger, parents often need multiple supports, from multiple agencies. So we must have someone whose only ‘agenda’ is to keep everyone focused on child safety. That someone is KidSafe." Ellen Sklar, Victim Services Specialist, State of Vermont (retired) Learn More
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"KidSafe keeps moving forward the agenda of child abuse and neglect prevention in Chittenden County." Jane Helmstetter, VT Agency of Human Services, Field Services Director Learn More
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"No one was shaking their heads at us or judging us, they were there to help." Parent participant, KidSafe Child Protection Team meeting Learn More

Together we can keep kids safe from abuse and neglect.

Gift Card Holiday Appeal for Children because not every child can experience the joyful holiday that they would like.

KidSafe is coordinating with the DCF Family Services Burlington Office to get gift cards for kids and families, e.g., kids in foster care, or kinship care, or whose families are struggling therefore DCF is involved.

It’s easy – while you’re doing your holiday shopping, purchase a $10, $20 or $25 gift card or two, then send your card(s) to KidSafe by December 2nd, 2019. Target, Old Navy, etc. are good bets for all age ranges – you can even buy the gift cards on line and have them sent to us.

Address: 45 Kilburn St. Burlington, VT 05401

We also welcome general donations to KidSafe Collaborative this time of year –we’ve made it easy with a secure link on our website: visit the 'Donate Now' page

 

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Anne Johnston passed away following a courageous battle she waged against brain cancer.  As a neonatologist at University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, her work as an advocate for infants who had been exposed to opioids and their families made an enormous difference in our region and state, and the model of care she created and implemented for these babies and their parents and caregivers has become a national model for successful treatment of these children. She was a founding and continuing member of the ChARM (Children and Recovering Mothers) team, where we all had the benefit of learning from Anne and working in partnership with her. She shared not only her medical expertise, but her commitment to listening to and learning from the pregnant women and mothers with a history of opioid use disorder, and a commitment to treating all with respect and dignity. Her influence and legacy will be carried forward by all of us fortunate to know and work with her.

 -Sally

Anne's Obituary can be found here

Online donations in memory of Anne can be made here 

 

Congratulations to KidSafe's 2019 Outstanding Service Awardees:Julia Conner, Shelly McSweeney, Beth Wagner, Sr. Officer Nikki Moyer, Dr. Joe Hagan, Dr. Stephen Mann

Congratulations to KidSafe's 2019 Outstanding Service Awardees:

Julia Conner, Shelly McSweeney, Beth Wagner, Sr. Officer Nikki Moyer,

Dr. Joe Hagan, Dr. Stephen Mann!

See photos from the 30th Annual Awards Luncheon HERE