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.