Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego County

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Crime & Law

Location: 9440 Ruffin Ct Ste 2 San Diego CA 92123 USA

Mission: Since 1981, the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation has been raising funds for local child abuse prevention, advocacy and treatment programs. By providing urgently needed funds to worthy programs, CAPF has been able to assist thousands of children in critical situations. Under the name of the Polinsky Children's Center Foundation, we contiue to support the Center by raising funds for the short- and long-term needs of the children during and after their stay.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was introduced to this organization at a small meeting for bloggers in our area. What an amazing program!!
I was moved by the work and purpose of this facility. I admire the people who work there and help children get out of their abusive environments to give them a safe place to be while they're lives are in transition.
Seeing babies born of drug addicted moms to abused teenagers here, opened my eyes to the harsh reality some have live through.
But Promises2Kids also taught me there is hope for them, too.

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I introduced a high school club to this organization and made the members aware of the rough lives others have. It insipred these kids to donate a piece of hand-made art work to Promises2Kids as a gesture of appreciation for their selfless work to help others.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Hope they always have enough funding to house those kids who need this place.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As both a donor and a prior volunteer, Promises2Kids is close to my heart. Originally founded in 1981 as the grassroots Child Abuse Prevention Foundation of San Diego, this organization continues to be the preeminent organization for preventing and treating child abuse.

The focus, vision and commitment of the original founders of P2k is as intense as ever, as evidenced by the work that Hon. Susan B. Golding continues to carry out today as the President and CEO.

In addition to being the primary source of support for Polinsky Center (the county's only emergency shelter for abused children) , P2K also supports young adults aging out of foster care, and continues to fund training and advocacy support to professionals in the field of child abuse.

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As a child who was rescued from an abusive household, the mission of this organization will always speak to my heart. As a society, we all have an obligation to speak up for all children, and make sure that they are free from harm.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would wish to create an endless stream of funding for P2K so that they could fulfill all their goals for serving the children who need them most. They continue to run a lean organization in order to provide as many services to the children as they possibly can. I would wish that someday, we would no longer need P2K, because their services would no longer be needed. ;)

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

Child abuse, and the many needs of the children affected by this national epidemic.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

This charity is near and dear to my heart, and in this economy, donations are needed more than ever.

What would you tell others about this organization?

This organization is dedicated to helping children who are truly helpless, and ensuring that other kids never have to walk this road alone.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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