ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) It’s a tough topic, and the numbers are sobering. Last year in Michigan, more than 30,000 children were abused and neglected. Nationally, one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by the time they reach the age of 18. Safe Harbor is a children’s advocacy center for victims of child abuse and neglect that works to stop the cycle.
One of the largest fundraising events for Safe Harbor is its annual Life Line event. This year, three-time U.S. Swim Team Olympic Medalist, Margaret Hoelzer, spoke on her personal story of hope and healing.
If you suspect or need to report child abuse or neglect, please contact the Centralized Intake Line of Michigan, anytime day or night at (855) 444-3911. You can also visit the Department of Human Services for more information.