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Hope Blooms this Spring!

Apr 13, 2015

Hope Blooms this Spring! Photo

After much anticipation, spring has arrived leaving historic snowfall for the record books and fading memories of the long, snowy days we slogged through. On the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, thousands of Hope Blooms' crocuses are begging to burst into the springtime sunshine, helping to mark April as National Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month.

Child abuse is difficult to talk about and too often, child victims go unnoticed. At the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC), children are seen and heard. The CAC is dedicated to making sure that every child feels safe, can cope with trauma, seek justice and heal.

Each crocus in the ribbon of lively purple blooms represents one local victim of child abuse on their journey to to heal, regain trust and rebuild confidence at the CAC. Since November 2011, the CAC & Friends have planted one crocus bulb for each child referred to the Center in the previous year; in total, over 5,000 flowers have been planted for the Hope Blooms.

This spring is the perfect time to make sure Hope Blooms throughout the year. Your gift will help the CAC provide trauma counseling, family advocacy and essential services to aid and strengthen hurting families.

Learn more about the Hope Blooms Campaign