SAFE educates community on Child Abuse Prevention

This past Saturday, April 14, 2018, the local domestic violence and sexual assault agency, SAFE (Services To Abused Families, Inc.) held their 7th Annual Spring Into Awareness event in hopes to educate the community on Child Abuse Prevention.  Every April, for Child Abuse Prevention Month, SAFE strives to bring and spread the importance of this month the community.  They do so by holding a free event jam packed with all kinds of fun for all ages; while in turn making sure the families that attend go home with information about their organization as well as providing an opportunity for them to connect with other resources in our own community.  The effects of child abuse has touched the lives of everyone whether directly or indirectly and SAFE is more than thankful for the outpouring support from the communities they serve as this event continues to grow year after year.  SAFE would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all groups and individuals that helped make this event the amazing success that it was.  There were over 350 adults and children that flowed through this event and there was something for everyone.  Activities included, a face-painting and tattoo station, a moon bounce obstacle course, bracelet/necklace making station, numerous cakewalks, car seat safety check, kid IDs, free food and music entertainment,  double-dutch, and the opportunity to explore the several safety vehicles as well as a UVA Pegasus helicopter.  SAFE would like to again, thank all of the donors, volunteers and staff, vendors, and supporters of this event;

Event Sponsored by:
Aston Properties
Buffalo Wild Wings
In-Total Health
Superior Paving
Merchants Grocery
Culpeper Police Department / Cecil Starkey
Food Lion of Madison
Cake Krums of Madison
Knackal’s Bakery

A very special thank you to:
Our dedicated staff and volunteers
DJ Torch
UVA Pegasus
Culpeper County Sherriff’s Office
Culpeper County Fire Department
Wellspring Health Services
Kid Central
Girls on the Run Piedmont
Culpeper Heat Basketball Team
Hope In-Home Care of Culpeper
Virginia Department of Health (Culpeper)
Wells Fargo (Culpeper Marketplace)
Legal Aid Works
I Love Me More Foundation
Stevensburg Baptist Church
Culpeper County Public Works

“It’s important, you know.  Children need people, not just one person, but PEOPLE.  It’s overwhelming the amount of love and continual growth our community pulls together each year for this event.” a quote from SAFE’s Children Program Coordinator, Jennifer Bowles.

“We have more opportunities this month for you to be a part of supporting our organization!  See our list of upcoming events and please contact me for more information.  And as always, if you or someone you know is experiencing a form of domestic violence and or sexual assault, please contact us through our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 800-825-8876.”, said Brooke Chumley, the Community Outreach Coordinator of SAFE.

April 25, 2018 – Denim Day – Wear your denim to show your support of sexual assault survivors.  For more info, please visit,

April 26, 2018 – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night (Culpeper) from 5 pm to 8 pm.  Come spin the wheel for the chance to win prizes!

April 29, 2018 – Midday Lions Club of Culpeper BINGO Night to benefit SAFE.  Win for a cause!

Brooke Chumley
Community Outreach Coordinator
Services To Abused Families, Inc. (SAFE)

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