In October 2014, Whaley staff and volunteers sat down with Senator Carl Levin to discuss the state of child welfare in Michigan-- specifically as it relates to funding and some of the proposed cuts directly affecting the children served at Whaley Children's Center.
Another year has quickly passed and Whaley Children’s Center wanted to celebrate their volunteers by Rolling Out The Red Carpet and thanking the people who make every day possible, the volunteers. On August 6, 2014, over 200 volunteers, community members, staff and children gathered together to celebrate all of the time and talent that is donated to the center every year.
Whaley Children’s Center will hold their annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic presented by HealthPlus of Michigan on Wednesday, August 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Whaley Children’s Center located at 1201 N. Grand Traverse, Flint MI 48503. Congressman Dan Kildee will be present to speak about the impact that volunteers have on helping children overcome their pasts, as well as the positive effects volunteers have on the entire community. The Congressman is a former employee of the Center and a national advocate of child welfare.
In the first of an MLive series about child abuse and neglect, issues about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect are presented as well as a few solutions from professionals and advocates.
MLive did an excellent series of articles publicizing the issues associted with child abuse and neglect in the hopes of motivating more community memebers to speak up and speak out in order to protect Michigan's most fragile children.
Four years after the passing of four-year-old Dominick Calhoun at the hands of his mother's boyfriend, our whole community is still mourning his death as well as fighting to ensure no other children fall victim to such horrible crimes.
Two events, scheduled for Friday, April 25, will strengthen community awareness of the Paint Our Town Blue—an initiative to inform the community of the epidemic of child abuse while also empowering individuals to make a difference.
On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., a press conference to raise awareness about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect and the community initiative Paint Our Town Blue will take place on the lawn of the Genesee County Circuit Court located at 900 S Saginaw St. in Flint. All community members are invited to this press conference where community leaders such as Congressman Dan Kildee, Dr. Brian Nolan and Randy Rauch will speak about this issue.
As a kickoff to Child Abuse Awareness Month and the Paint Our Town Blue campaign, Whaley Children's Center hosted an event including the dedication of a pinwheel garden as well as the launching of Chinese lanterns in remembrance of all the children who have fallen victim to the horrific crimes of child abuse. To read more about the event, check out this article from MLive.