Greetings and virtual hugs! Boy do I miss hugs. July is my birthday month, this year is my 40th and in true Lori fashion, I will celebrate for the WHOLE month! 😉 I feel like I am just exiting the cocoon and I am so excited to see what’s in store for the next 40. So, with this I have a birthday wish that you can help with….
EndCAN is building an army and we need you and everyone you know! 😊True change occurs when people come together, act together and unite their voices together. We’ve seen it done with so many things and the world has changed, now, let’s do it to end child abuse and neglect. So, join us... We need you. My birthday wish is to have 400 new advocates either volunteer, donate or subscribe to our newsletter, easy peasy right! Totally. 400 at 40, let’s do it friends!
All my best, all my love, and all my strength,
Lori Poland, Founding Executive Director
LOUDER THAN SILENCE PODCAST
EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: Our podcast is now LIVE!
Real people talking about real things....child abuse and neglect. A topic that is too often left in the shadows of silence, leaving survivors alone, fearful and without a voice.
We're having conversations to become Louder Than Silence. It is here where we will invite you to join us and Be The Change needed to end child abuse and neglect.
You can find us on Spotify, Apple, Google podcast, Stitcher, Alexa, and more to come!
Don't forget to listen + subscribe to the Louder Than Silence podcast
Please join us in welcoming Dwight, Adam, and Lyndsay to the team! We can't wait utilize their talents and strengths in our mission to end child abuse and neglect. Be on the look out for future opportunities to support and connect with EndCAN that come out of their work. We need everyone we can get in order to eliminate child abuse and neglect for future generations, including YOU!
Dwight D. Clasby Development Director
Dwight Clasby is a respected fundraising veteran with broad experience across the education and nonprofit sectors. As EndCAN’s Development Director, he is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies and engagement initiatives to significantly expand and strengthen support for EndCAN’s mission to end child abuse and neglect.
Dwight has held senior management positions with private and public universities, prominent independent schools, a community college foundation, as well as the largest community foundation in Texas. His active role in numerous civic, charitable and non-profit boards has provided additional insight in working with organizations that are committed to serving their constituents and communities, while expanding their bases of influence and effectiveness.
Adam Soisson External Relationship Manager
Adam Soisson recently joined the EndCAN team as our External Relationship Manager. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a degree in Marketing and moved to Colorado soon after. A native of South Bend, IN he most recently worked on the presidential campaign of Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Adam is excited to continue the work of his father, a pediatrician and children’s advocate for over 30 years. He lives in Denver with his Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Winston.
Lyndsay Lack Communications Manager
Lyndsay Lack is a dedicated advocate for EndCAN’s mission of ending child abuse and neglect. She values empathy, diversity, and creativity in her daily life and believes collaboration and integrity are critical elements for team success. She enjoys developing and achieving strategic communications goals through writing, graphic design, photography, and using media to connect with others authentically in order to inspire positive change. Lyndsay earned a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Communication Studies as well as a master’s degree from the University of Denver in Media, Film, and Journalism Studies. Her short films have been screened in the Colorado Women in Film film festival. Prior to joining EndCAN, Lyndsay spent five years in the local government sector as a graphic designer and marketing strategist. As a survivor herself, she is deeply grateful to Lori and Dick for creating EndCAN and is honored to be a part of the team. When she’s not working to fulfill EndCAN’s mission, she can be found painting, knitting, or baking treats for her dog.
Coping with COVID-19
EndCAN Founding Executive Director Lori Poland and Co-Founder Dr. Richard Krugman, partner with the Boy Scouts of America to provide valuable information and insight on coping with COVID-19, and it's affects on families and children.
Social distancing does not mean you are alone. If someone is hurting you, abusing you or neglecting you, call the National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-Child (1-800-422-4453)or contact your state hotline which can be found here. Help is on the way.
If you suspect a child is being abused, neglected or exposed to an unsafe situation, trust your instincts and call the National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).
Child abuse and neglect is a health and mental health issue that affects us all.
One of the easiest tools anyone can use is taking an anonymous mental health screening when they need answers. It’s a quick, free, and private way for people to assess their mental health and recognize signs of mental health problems.
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN) raises awareness of the health, mental health and public health impacts of abuse. EndCAN focuses on funding research; investing in innovative child abuse prevention and treatment; and supporting survivors. All is made possible thanks to your donations and support.
We thank you for being part of the change!
The National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entity (IRS tax exempt number 82-3752131), and all contributions are tax-deductible.