Founded in Greenville, South Carolina in early 2010 by three local Citizens, DFC was incorporated as a Registered South Carolina non-profit corporation in October 2010. Creation of the organization was motivated by learning several disturbing facts. Including; Nationally, 5 children die every day as a result of child abuse, 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 6 boys born this year are at risk of being sexually abused before they turn 18 years old. Every year over 6 Million children are involved in a child abuse case. Greenville County has the most reported cases of child abuse in the State of South Carolina. The rate of child abuse is increasing and services for victims are being reduced because of lower private giving & sharply reduced Government Funding.
We realized that we are witnessing a “Perfect Storm” with Children caught in the middle and that this storm rages not only locally but nationally & internationally. As the saying goes, “Someone needs to do something about it.” “Defenders for Children” is made up of people who are that “Someone” and we are doing something about it.
A foundational truth is, “Knowledge is Power”, at DFC we respect this and focus on “Breaking the Cycle of Abuse by increasing Awareness & Education”. Our current projects are focused on the problem of child abuse, the available support resources, reaching the future generation and how volunteers can support local organizations & help make a difference in their own community.
We are accomplishing our mission through Websites, Social Media, Community Events, On- going projects, Public Service Announcements & Commercials about Child Abuse Prevention, Parenting & Protecting our Children. Each project creates opportunities for Adults & Teens to become actively involved in the movement to protect our Children and improve our Future.
We invite you to join us, become a “Defender for Children” and to make a positive difference throughout our Nation!
Together we WILL make a Difference!
Defenders for Children
About Defenders For Children
To Prevent Child Abuse, which will improve the Lives of Children
& Break the Cycle of Abuse.
To Prevent Child Abuse by creating, implementing & operating projects that raise community awareness, educate adults & children and increase community involvement to keep children safe.
We are accomplishing our mission through Websites, Social Media, Community Events, Public Service Announcements & Commercials, about Child Abuse Prevention, Parenting & Protecting our Children. Each project creates opportunities for Adults & Teens to become actively involved in the movement to protect our Children and improve our Future.
We invite you to join us, become a Defender for Children, and make a positive difference throughout our Nation
“Defenders for Children” is a grassroots, non-profit organization. Defenders For Children's vision is to Prevent Child Abuse , which will improve the Lives of Children & Break the Cycle of Abuse. Our mission is to Prevent Child Abuse by creating, implementing & operating unique projects that raise community and national awareness, educate adults & children and increase public involvement to keep children safe by Stopping Abuse before it happens.
Defenders For Children (DFC) is a non-profit child abuse awareness, education, advocacy and community involvement organization. DFC does not operate as a response or social service organization, a counseling organization, and is not engaged in the practice of law. If you have reason to believe that a child is being hurt or abused in any way, please contact the appropriate law enforcement agency immediately.
Defenders for Children has devoted 97.4% of total expenses go directly to programs and services during 2013. We depend on your kindness and generosity to help us move forward.
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We don't just talk about Abuse we create ACTION and get out and find ways to get you and your Community involved. The victims not only need to hear that you care but what we do visually is huge for so many.
Check out some of our exciting accomplishments:
Defenders For Children's Accomplishments