Room to Grow Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pictured are: Lillia (a volunteer from the Exchange Club), Joe Dudek (from the Exchange Club), RTG Director Nancy Owens, Norwalk First Lady Lucia Rilling, and RTG Counselor Vanessa Gomez.

Joe Dudek of the Exhange Club handing out blue lollipops to the children of Room to Grow and their parents.

“April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for the community to come together to show its support for children and families.” Catholic Charities of Fairfield County-Room to Grow Family Resource Center participated in Child Abuse Prevention Day, on Thursday April 1, 2021, to help recognize that April is Child Abuse prevention month by wearing blue to show support. The social and emotional well-being of our children is a priority at Catholic Charities-Room to Grow Family Resource Center. For this reason, Room to Grow Family Resource Center Director, Nancy Owens along with Program Counselor, Vanessa Hernandez Gomez, and their team, worked in collaboration with Joe Dudek, President of the Exchange Club and two of his staff members to help raise awareness and prevent child abuse in our Norwalk, CT community.  Informative material, giveaways and treats were provided to each family who was involved and participated of the event.  The main goal for Catholic Charities-Room to Grow Child Abuse Prevention Day event was to help educate and empower their Room to Grow families by engaging them and providing them with information on taking steps towards child abuse prevention.  The team recognizes that it is vital that agencies and families work together to help strengthen prevention efforts within our communities.

The Family Resource Center displayed this bulletin board at Room to Grow highlighting the Child Abuse Prevention Month event for all families to see, even if they were unable to attend.

Center Director Nancy Owens and Catholic Charities Board of Directors Chairperson Nancy Murphy hold blue pinwheels provided by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month.



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