What We Do
“If we don’t stand for kids, we don’t stand for much,” has been a clarion call of The Dandelion Foundation since inception. Our efforts are focused predominantly on community level prevention efforts to stem the increasing number of children who experience and are exposed to abuse, neglect and violence in their homes.
Partnerships and collaborations are key to everything that we seek to undertake and accomplish. We diligently work to organize community education and awareness events for prevention of child abuse and family violence for professionals, families and community members throughout the year.
One of our foremost events occurs each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. We are proud to partner with advocates from across our community to fill public lawns with displays of blue pinwheels – symbolizing childhood and providing a visual depiction of the right and need that children have to be protected from abuse and violence.
Since it began, The Dandelion Foundation has been a key partner in the planning and financial support of No More Violence Week in Cascade County. This event brings local, state and national level trainers to our community to provide multi-sectoral training on prevention and intervention of violence.
In 2018, The Dandelion Foundation expanded its fundraising efforts to secure private funds in support of the local Children’s Advocacy Center. The CAC provides a safe and secure environment for children and families who are in the midst of a traumatic experience related to abuse or neglect to receive appropriate professional referral and support.