Each year more than 3,000,000 children in the United States are reported abused or neglected and approximately 1,000,000 of those cases are confirmed.
Last year, 128,005 children were reported abused or neglected in North Carolina
31,899 of these children were confirmed as victims or found in need of service
28 died from child abuse homicide
What is SCAN?
This October marks our 35th anniversary of serving families in the Piedmont Triad Area. Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) provides more than 20 different services or programs to prevent and treat child abuse in Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Alamance and other counties in northwestern North Carolina. Last year, SCAN provided services to 3,359 people in 60 cities/towns in 14 counties. The majority of services are free to the community. Volunteers are used extensively for their ability to give individualized care and to involve the community in the prevention of child abuse.
Volunteer and Make a Difference
Our volunteers make a difference. Volunteering is a rewarding experience and helps out the agency in so many ways. We are thankful to our volunteers for their generosity of time and talents.
Volunteers are needed to work with families at risk or involved in child abuse and neglect. Opportunity to work one on one with a family each week to help them strengthen relations with their children. Welcome Baby volunteers are also needed to work with brand new parents adjusting to their babies. Home visits and sharing resources. Small stipend to help defer travel cost.
Next Training is Saturday February 25th. Call 748-9028.
We are very grateful for the support that we receive from the community. We could not provide the services and the level of care that our organization is known for without your gifts. One-time or recurring donations of money as well as donations of goods and services are greatly appreciated. If your community group or business would like to sponsor Exchange/SCAN, please call 336-748-9028 today!
SCAN has the following openings in our Winston-Salem headquarters: