STRONG FAMILIES SUPPORT HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Our non-profit organization has been helping families like yours for three decades. Our name recently changed, but our mission to eliminate and prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect through awareness, advocacy and education remains strong.
We began in 1979 when community leaders from the Barry County judicial system, state family support agencies, state human service agencies and child advocate professionals determined a need to eliminate child abuse in Barry County. Together the Barry County Child Abuse Prevention Council was born.
In the 1980s the Children’s Trust fund of Michigan designated us as the county’s premiere Child Abuse Prevention Council of Barry County.
Since we began our organization has provided services to families, children and Professionals who serve these groups with education, advocacy and awareness.
Today the organization has evolved and strives to reach deep into our community to help families create healthy, nurturing environments for their children. By strengthening parents and supporting child development and safety our community will enjoy strong future.
WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
Acknowledging the issue of child abuse and neglect.
Supporting families to make the needed changes.
Apply what you’ve learned to strengthen and support families. Knowledge is prevention.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Department of Health and Human Services
Retired Wraparound Coordinator
CPA Barry Associates
Barry County Prosecutor’s Office
Retired Barry County
Intermediate School District
Laurie Ann Curtis
Highpoint Community Bank
Carol Jones Dwyer
Hastings Area Schools
Barry County Prosecuting Attorney
Barry County Community Mental Health Authority
Hastings Mutual Insurance
Barry Eaton District Health Department
Deputy Court Administrator
Barry County Trial Court
Barry County Sheriff’s Office
All meetings begin at 11:45 AM unless otherwise stated.
Meetings will be held at the Barry Community Enrichment Center, 231 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI in the Leason Sharpe Hall.
Contact Linda Maupin for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org