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.
To work closely and develop partnerships with varied agencies and organizations that provide needed services to strengthen communities.
Promote evidence based concepts/programs including the Five Protective Factors, Recognizing and Responding to Suspicions of Child Maltreatment, ACES/Resilience, and others.
Increase participation of churches, businesses, organizations, etc. in varied activities during the Prevention of Child Abuse Month (creating of pinwheel gardens.
Use Website/Facebook to provide announcements, valuable articles, information, and resources that support the awareness and prevention of child maltreatment.
A special thank you for everyone's continue support!
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
Ethel Childs - Co-Chair
Cassie Cox Ronald Penny, Jr.
Mary Hinton Faye Terrell
JoAnn Phillips - Chair
Terri Adams Wiladean Thomas
Pat Grantham - Chair
Barbara Floyd - Co-Chair
Elvivian Brown Tamela Murphy
Jackie Brown JoAnn Phillips
Elizabeth Chance Macine Powell
Tamela Murphy - Chair
Margaret Herder Hill - Co-Chair
Michelle Bridges Vivian Hurlston
Stephen D’Arbeau Melandie Matthews
Ariane Dolby Ron Penny, Jr.
Margaret Herder Hill Wiladean Thomas
Elizabeth Chance - Chair
Macine Powell - Co-Chair
Judith Bennett Reverend Dorothy O’Neal
Elvivian Brown Kieva Robinson
Cecelia Chapman Eula Rush
Ariane Dolby Vinita Sharma
Vivian Hurlston Janice Smith
Jason Mahoney Wiladean Thomas
Charita Murphy Betty Bethea Williams
Minister Vandolyn Bradley - Chair
Orena Hooker - Co-Chair
Stephen D’Arbeau Channte’ Keith
Margaret Herder Carolyn Penny
Oreno Hooker JoAnn Phillips