We can all attest that these last few months in our communities, country and world, things have been a bit off. It is no surprise to turn on the TV and hear nothing but devastation, horrific stories, the sadness and cruelty that is exuding everywhere. And yet, I can’t help but find myself watching the sunrise in the morning, feeling the fresh air on my skin, listening to the birds chirp and hearing children laugh thinking to myself, I believe there is SO much good in this world, and we will continue to shine a light on it.
I ask each of you to join me in a moment of gratitude on this day. Gratitude for the sun rising, the fresh air, the birds chirping, and the children laughing. Let’s take a moment and find anything and everything we can to be grateful in this time of confusion, sadness and uncertainty. Now is the perfect time to come together, work collectively to support, guide and help each other through our fears and worries. Visit our website, hear the voices of those who have a story to share, who believe in the possibilities and know that you are certainly not alone in your voice. Together, we can be infectious, transcending and life altering, so let’s do this… I am ever so grateful for YOU.
All my love,
Lori Poland, Founding Executive Director
EndCAN recognizes a great advocate, ally, and friend in our mission: Cathy Studer!
Cathy is a long-time supporter of EndCAN, and we could not be more humbled to have her in our corner.
As a survivor of long-term childhood sexual abuse herself, she knows exactly what needs to happen to feel whole again.
She is now a published author, speaker, and advocate warrior for all who need to learn how to heal.
Her book, Broken to Beautifully Whole, tells her brave story, and shares lessons she's learned to create a life filled with purpose.
Cathy is truly an example of being #LouderThanSilence, and we are honoring anyone who donates more than $250 with Cathy’s book and an EndCAN t-shirt.
Haruv from the Couch: Louder Than Silence – The Value of the United Voice
Lori Poland, Executive Director and Co-Founder of EndCAN, visits With Haruv USA to speak about the need to unite voices, and support a community for survivors. This lecture is originally part of the Haruv from the Couch Lecture series.
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.