YMCA and State’s Attorney partner to educate 43,000 residents in Prince George’s County

This week, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington and Prince George’s County State Attorney Angela Alsobrooks announced a new partnership for prevention using Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children to educate 43,000 residents in MD.  This partnership is a vital step towards building a safer community.

“For too long, our children have been told not to talk about the abuse they have suffered, to keep it a secret because it is ugly,”  State’s Attorney Alsobrooks said.  “Our partnership with the YMCA and Darkness to Light will put an end to these secrets.”

This partnership will serve as the model for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s entire service area, which also includes Montgomery County, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC.  “At the Y, the health and well-being of children and families has been at the heart of our mission since 1852,” states Angie Reese-Hawkins, President and CEO.  “With our presence and long history of providing opportunities for social and personal change, we are proud to collaborate with the State’s Attorney Alsobrooks to shine the light on this compelling issue.”

http://www.gazette.net/article/20120628/NEWS/706289779/1029/county-leaders-vie-to-end-childhood-sex-abuse&template=gazette

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