Whaley Children’s Center is partnering with community members to raise awareness about the local epidemic of child abuse and neglect through the Paint Our Town Blue campaign.

Representatives from the local judicial system and criminal justice system, health care, education, nonprofits, small businesses, the finance sector, private foundations, DHS, and the offices of our elected Senators and Representatives have formed a committee charged with the responsibility of raising awareness of the atrocities happening to local children.


The 2014 Tux & Tennies Gala and Auction will take place on Saturday, May 3 at Grand Blanc Motorcars, 9099 N Holly Rd., Grand Blanc, Mich.   Doors open at 5:30 p.m. featuring a cocktail reception, live and silent auction and afterglow party.   

This charitable event garnered a record breaking $140,000 in 2013.  All proceeds benefit  the programs and services Whaley Children’s Center provides to children who have survived abuse and neglect from throughout Michigan. 

The Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, which is administered by FirstMerit PrivateBank, granted $10,000 to Whaley Children’s Center in January 2014. The sponsorship elevates the Loeb Trust to the Benefactor of the Center this year.

“We are grateful to have FirstMerit and the Loeb Charitable as partners yet again this year.  The Loeb Charitable Trust has continually supported the treatment programs and services that Whaley provides to children across Michigan who are survivors of abuse,” said Katrina Khouri, Director of Development at Whaley Children’s Center.

On Monday, January 20 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Congressman Dan Kildee and his staff will spend time playing games and reading books with the children at Whaley Children’s Center, 1201 N Grand Traverse St., Flint, Mich. 48503.

You've heard the stories of many of our children, but have you ever wondered how it would sound coming straight from them? Stay tuned for stories chronicling actual kids who live Whaley Children's Center. You'll laugh at their light-hearted comments and cry when they reach their lowest moments, but after you read their stories, you will truly understand them and see why facilities such as Whaley truly are transforming lives and creating futures. 

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Throughout 2013, Whaley Children's Center continued transforming lives and creating futures for nearly 90 children. Check out all we did in this report!

Christopher Estes, CEO and President of Security Credit Union, and Dr. Mona Hardas, a Genesee County physician are the two newest additions to the Whaley Children’s Center Board of Directors. In addition, Estes was elected vice-chairperson and Anne Kelley, a current board member and Davison Optimist Club member, is the newly elected secretary.

Becki Flanagin, CPA, MBA began as Whaley Children’s Center Director of Finance on November 18.

The 29th Annual World’s Greatest Office Party, dubbed a party for a purpose was held on Thursday, December 5 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre in Flint Township.  Through the contributions of community sponsors and individuals who attended, the event raised $60,400 that will directly benefit the residential and clinical programs that Whaley Children’s Center provides to nearly 90 children each year. The event’s previous fundraising record was set in 2006 when $44,503 was raised.