2nd Annual Pinwheel Parade Against Child Abuse
The “Pinwheel Parade” March against Child Abuseon April 11th will be held at the St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS) Hutson Family Campus from 10:00-11:30am. There will be a ceremonial “parade” around the campus, free children’s activities and information for parents. The St. Johns County Sheriff Office will be providing a helicopter (pending weather conditions), Sheriff Explorers will pass out fingerprint kits to parents and two deputies from the Crisis Negotiation Team will be there with their command center. The First Tee of St. Johns County and the Flagler College Reach-Out Program are among community groups who will also be at the March.
There are nearly 3 million REPORTED child abuse cases each year. However, experts believe the actual number is closer to 9 million as most go unreported. By working together as a community, we all can play a part in promoting children’s emotional well-being and strengthening families. During the month of April and throughout the year, SAYS is dedicated to supporting families and reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect.
SAYS is celebrating 26 years of serving children and two years in their new campus facility. SAYS is a residential
group home which provides therapeutic services for boys, ages 6-17, who have experienced severe emotional trauma, such as child abuse and neglect. For more information, please call 904-829-1770.
SAYS is located on US1 South, next to the SE Branch Library, near SR206 (6624 US 1 South).
Please watch this video to see the life of a child in foster care.