Pathways to Hope for Children is a non-profit organization that serves as an umbrella for a wide range of projects throughout Shasta County that provide community outreach, youth development, family support, and child abuse prevention education and awareness activities. We operate as Shasta County’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council.
WHAT WE DO
♦ Coordinating public/private child abuse prevention efforts in Shasta County.
♦ Enhancing the range of opportunities offered to strengthen communities and families.
♦ Providing public information, education, and professional development regarding child abuse, child neglect and their prevention.
♦ Offering meaning engagement opportunities for youth such as our teen centers, Camp HOPE - Pathways and life skills.
♦ Advocating for the improvement and expansion of quality services related to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect.
♦ Collaborating with other Child Abuse Prevention Councils at local, regional, state, and national levels to achieve mutually determined objectives.
WHY WE NEED PREVENTION
Child Abuse is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on its victims. The social and economic costs of child abuse and neglect are difficult to calculate.
In Shasta County, child abuse rates are three times higher than the state average.
Some costs are straightforward and directly related to maltreatment, such as hospital costs for medical treatment of injuries sustained as a result of physical abuse and foster care costs resulting from the removal of children when they cannot remain safely with their families.
Other costs, less directly tied to the incidence of abuse, include lower academic achievement, adult criminality, and lifelong mental and physical health problems. Both direct and indirect costs impact our society and economy.
HOW TO HELP
♦ Educate yourself with child abuse and neglect facts and statistics.
♦ Support local events and activities that bring awareness to the community.
♦ Offer a helping hand taking care of the children of your friend, neighbor or relative, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together.
♦ Volunteer at our events and Teen Centers.
♦ Donate to Pathways to Hope for Children’s Family Resource Center: We are always in need of diapers, children's clothing and personal hygiene products.
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OUR Highlights & EVENTS
Do you want to help spread hope throughout your community? Check out our events, trainings, job openings, volunteer opportunities and all other community engagement activities that Pathways to Hope for Children has to offer.