NETA Cares showed support for the Children’s Advocacy Center by attending the 20th Annual Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Breakfast in Hadley on Friday morning, the third year in a row. The center truly offers all needs for children and families who have been victims of sexual or physical abuse. It is a welcoming, child-friendly home where victims can receive the care they need and deserve, while the investigation is going on.

Mariah, Northampton PSA, commented, “The Child Abuse Prevention breakfast was profound to say the least. This particular event brought up many mixed emotions for me of, empathy, anger, encouragement, sadness, and strength. In the end it made me grateful for experience of awareness education I’ve gained.”

NETA Cares members heard from 
Kelley Knight, Northampton Public School’s Outreach Social Worker and 2019 Champion for Children, and from Dr. Ray Conway, Emergency Medicine Specialist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, who received our Community Hero recognition.

To date, CAU investigated over 400 cases, involving more than 500 victims. In 2017, 204 offenders were charged with offenses against children.

We look forward to continuing our support to champions of social justice.

Coming up in the NETA Cares world:

Sat. April 13th (Boston Commons) – Boston Athletic Association 5k: NETA Cares will have 5 participants running for Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Mon. April 15th (Beacon St. Brookline) – Boston Marathon Cheer Team: Cheer on Team Brookline runners in the Boston Marathon with NETA Cares! Team Brookline fundraises for 5 major Brookline entities: Mental Health Foundation, Library Foundation, Education Foundation, Teen Center and Symphony Orchestra.

Friday, May 10th (Boston, MA) – Women’s Luncheon: NETA Cares supports Brigham & Women’s Hospital as a Corporate Champion sponsor. We will have 10 in attendance of this wonderful luncheon, and will learn more about women’s cardiovascular health.

Saturday, May 11th (Western MA) Farm to Cocktail Western MA Dinner for Western Food Bank: Join NETA Cares members in support of the Western MA Food Bank at a delicious food and cocktail pairing party!