What We Do

Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Partnering for Prevention

We are strong advocates of partnering for prevention of child and family violence right here in our own community. We have successfully strengthened relationships and initiated collaborations with multiple service providers and non-profits in the region, building a unified approach for activities ands events that spread the message and need for prevention and support of this cause. We have been and remain key supporters of the proposed Toby’s House, a Crisis Nursery to be housed right here in Great Falls.

Educational and Awareness Events

We organize a variety of professional education and community awareness events throughout the year, with specific focus on supporting and expanding the knowledge base for local providers, advocates, parents and community members of the reality of family and child abuse in our community and what we can do to prevent it. Ongoing events include a day of prevention education and a family run, partnering with the NoMore Violence Week at the GFC-MSU; an educational series held in October each year focused on prevention of domestic violence; tailored one-on-one in-kind and financial support for individuals and families who are escaping the grasp of violence; sponsored family support around the holidays; and an annual Halloween community awareness event.

Million March Against Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we join with MACA and advocates across the nation to raise awareness and support for those at risk and afflicted. To show support, ask for tougher sentencing for violent crimes against children, and raise a voice for those who can’t, we gather together to make a difference. On a pre-determined Saturday in April each year we gather to display pinwheels in the grass for the lives lost to child abuse, provide food & drinks, decorate signs, provide education & resources, and peacefully march. The event is completely free and volunteers and supporters are invited and welcomed.

The Butterfly Ball

An Event put on by our Washington Chapter Each August in remembrance of Kaelyn Serene Bray, a victim of child abuse, we host a ball to raise funds for our Foundation and the outreach events we put on throughout the year. The Butterfly Ball is an exciting evening filled with dinner, dancing, prizes, and a silent auction. This event is a “prom for adults” and the dress code is formal attire. Tickets are purchased ahead of time and include dinner, non-alcoholic drinks, and dancing.