Samaritan House is taking a stand against child abuse, and we need your help raising awareness. For many of us, the worst thing we experienced as children was a crazy outfit our parents thought looked cool. However, we know millions of children aren't as fortunate. Every 10 seconds, a child in America is abused in their home. This April, join us in our fight to end child abuse by participating in the #Childstyle Challenge.

In Response to COVID-19, Samaritan House is practicing social distancing to help keep our community safe and the virus from spreading. But now more than ever, our clients need your support. With the benefits of social distancing comes barriers as well. The massive shutdowns have impacted many of our clients' employment. Your support is critical when our clients need it the most.

This challenge is bridging the gap created by social distancing with a social media campaign - that you can participate in the safety of your home. Connect with your friends while continuing to support Samaritan House and our goal of ending child abuse.

If you are a local business, we understand your team may be working from home. We'll help you create a tailored version of this campaign to keep your team engaged and boost morale during this difficult time. Email Kate Email Kate Celius, Katec@samaritanhouseva.org, to get started!

Here's how it works:

  1. Post and tag a childhood photo with #Childstyle and don't forget to add the link childstylechallenge.org
  2. Tag three people you know and challenge them to do the same
  3. They have 24 hours to post their #Childstyle photo or make a donation to Samaritan House

Did You Know?

  • 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year in the United States
  • Approximately five children die every day because of child abuse
  • 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18

How Samaritan House Helps

  • Our children's program supports the needs of children exposed to abuse. We provide therapeutic services such as art and play therapy, family counseling, and academic support.
  • In 2019, 226 children were served through Samaritan House's Children's Center of Excellence program.