In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Pinnacle Health Foundation is proud to be participating in Pinwheels for Prevention®, a nationwide campaign that brings awareness to the many ways we can help prevent child abuse. For every $10 donated to the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign via the Pinnacle Health Foundation, a pinwheel will be placed on the lawn of the UPMC Pinnacle Children’s Resource Center to honor the community’s generosity.
The UPMC Pinnacle Children’s Resource Center (CRC) is a nationally accredited child advocacy center that serves children in our community who are suspected of having suffered sexual or physical abuse or who have witnessed violence. The CRC has treated more than 10,000 children since opening its doors in 1994, and works to connect children and caregivers with the critical mental health and social services needed to begin the healing process. Most importantly, caregivers never receive a bill for these important services.
Every child deserves a great childhood and the chance for a happy and bright future. Unfortunately, that is not every child’s story. Each year, there are more than 24,000 cases of child abuse reported in Pennsylvania, and that number continues to rise.
To donate, visit UPMCPinnacle.com/Pinwheels.
Phone: (717) 231-8900
2645 North 3rd Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110