Your donations support the mission of SJPC, working in the local community in CT to prevent child abuse and to educate parents . This education helps parent to recognize and handle frustrations, family history, improve communication and to ask for help when needed. Donations allow us to be based at The Yerwood community center in Stamford, employ additional case workers to manage every family looking for help, training of facilitators for the parenting classes, development of the parenting programs, incentives for attendance and ongoing development events. Thank you for your support!
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO DONATE
The Pandemic Effect
This past year of Covid-19 lockdowns has increased the danger for children in abusive environments. The parental job losses, the pressure of children at home schooling children, isolation and frustration, ill-health, addiction - all combining to create an unhealthy environment for those who may be most vulnerable.
SJPC has worked tirelessly to transition our parenting classes to a virtual platform, and for our case workers to continue outreach to families, ensuring families are not falling through the cracks. Our online classes have allowed our parents to communicate safely about problems during the pandemic, collaborating and exchanging ideas with case managers, facilitators and other parents- a community learning from each other during these unprecedented times.
As an organization we were currently unable to do any in-person fund raising events, including one of our biggest fund-raising events -our Annual Spring Breakfast -this year being held on April 14th - and have depended on the generosity of our current donors to carry through our mission this year. We are extremely grateful to those who have donated. You make a difference every day in the immediate term, and for the long term- creating a group of parents who can break the pattern of abuse, become resilient, communicate well without anger and frustration, and many more benefits. A mission well worth pursuing - Educate The Parent. Protect The Child.
My true commitment is to their children. Each time something learned in one of my classes can change the way someone sees their role as a parent, is the main reason I stay involved in the SJPC mission. Kathy Calvin, former CEO of UN Foundation once said, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference". I want to make a difference in the future lives of my students' children.
- Volunteer Facilitator
Teaching at SJPC has brought such joy and fun into my life. As a professional, to share my knowledge and help to answer questions that lead our parents to become more effective, and more present for their children. Right now, more than ever, we all need support. I'm so glad to be a part of the SJPC team.
Mary Pat Wachter Ph.D
The Abbott Fund is proud to financially support SJPC and the mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. The Center provides critical parent education which we believe is key to breaking the cycle of child abuse."
Kathleen and Michael Abbott
- Abbot Family Foundation