Hands of Protection to Prevent Child Abuse is a non-profit organization that was created to increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect in communities. Efforts Include distribution of valuable information and resources, the organization of various events to inform the public of the signs and kinds (of abuse) and how to help a child in need.

Hands of Protection to Prevent Child Abuse provides seminars, materials, and varied activities including the organizing of events (planting of pinwheel gardens, vigils, 5K Walks, etc.) to support being a voice for children in need. This year our focus includes implementing of strategies to help ensure that every child has an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development.

2018 Goals

Increase participation at local/regional leveled events (health fairs, conferences, seminars, etc.) to support our mission.

Use Website/Facebook to provide announcements, valuable articles, information, and resources that support the awareness and prevention of child maltreatment.

Provide resources to increase community awareness of the signs/kinds of child abuse and available resources to prevent child abuse:

(1) Identify and provide resources for churches to participate in varied activities during the Prevention of Child Abuse Month Activities.

(2) Assist churches in the planting of pinwheel garden.

A special thanks to everyone for diligently working to ensure that Hands Of Protection To Prevent Child Abuse continues to meet our goals.

Board Leadership

Hands of Protection to Prevent Child Abuse is led by six volunteer leaders dedicated to ensure that all children have an opportunity to grow in a nurturing environment.


Ronald Penny, Jr., President

Channte Keith, Vice President

Elder Vandolyn Bradley, Secretary

Cassie Arnette, Recording Secretary

Jo Ann Phillips, Financial Secretary

Dr. Carolyn Penny, Director


Bertrand Birdsall - Chair

Cassie Arnette

Jackie Brown

Tamela Murphy

Billye Jo Reid

Betty Williams


JoAnn Phillips - Chair

Terri Adams

Wiladean Thomas


Pat Grantham - Chair

Judith Bennett

Vivian Childs

Vivian Hurlston

Carolyn Penny


Tamela Murphy - Chair

Pat Grantham

Channte Keith

Ron Penny Jr.

Keiva Robinson

Faye Terrell


Elizabeth Chance - Chair

Michelle Bridges

Mary Hinton

Sharon Hinton

Wilma Jackson

Reverend O’Neal


Minister Vandolyn Bradley - Chair

Barbara Floyd

Linda Holloway

Reverend Eddie Holloway

Regina Sanders