I was fortunate. I grew up with loving parents in a happy and secure home. For this, I am very grateful. But many others are not that fortunate. Many children do not have that opportunity. Through no fault of their own, they are living in situations of abuse and neglect.
They are removed from these homes by Child Protective Services for their own protection and given a chance to thrive. April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month. Please be mindful of this, whether you had a loving, safe home, or if you or someone you know has struggled from abuse or neglect.
A blue ribbon balloon release and short ceremony will be held at 12 P.M., Friday, April 5, in Otstott Park. Please come and demonstrate your concern for these families. We have over 26 children now placed in foster care.
Marion County Child Welfare Board
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