Video opens with somber music and The Children's Place logo, contact information and mission statement, "To offer hope and healing to children and families impacted by child abuse and neglect through a coordinated community response."
Next there is a short clip of our organization and the community rallying against child abuse during National Child Abuse Awareness Month and Go Blue Rally, chanting, "No excuse for child abuse!" Followed by information on what we offer. "The Children's Place started 21 years ago because the system was fragmented. Many times children that were abused had to go see different agencies, medical providers, law enforcement, office of children services and counselors, the children had to repeat their story over and over. The Children's Place has created a child friendly environment bringing all of the services to the child under one roof working together as a team."
The next slide is a telling photo of a young child with their mouth taped shut and the message, "if you tell anyone." Below, more details on what The Children's Place does, "We see all the bad things that happen to children in our community. We see children that have not only been sexually abused, but also physically abused, neglected, children that have been trafficked and prostituted, children that have become victims of crimes against them."
The next image is of a storm brewing with more details about our services. "This is our 21st year of providing services for children victims of abuse and neglect. We have a 32% increase over the last year and desperately need your support to help those who need it most. " "100% of all donations go directly to support services to children victims of abuse, for more information visit our website at www.TheChildrens-Place.Org" "Help us make a difference in the life of a child today!" "Select The Children's Place for your CFC donation."
The video transitions to a clip of the founders, Dr. Cathy Baldwin-Johnson and Marg Volz, discussing the impact of their work at The Children's Place. "Children have told us many times what a difference we make in their lives when they visit The Children's Place and finally tell their story, and begin a journey toward healing." "The thing that has inspired us most, has been the children we serve, their courage, their capacity for hope, joy, recovery, healing. That's why we continue to do this work."
The video ends with one final shot of The Children's Place logo and information. "100% of all donations go directly to support services to children victims of abuse, for more information visit our website at www.TheChildrens-Place.Org" "Help us make a difference in the life of a child today! Select The Children's Place for your CFC Donation." "Thank you for your consideration, The Children's Place."