In Alabama, there were a total of 22,067 referrals for child abuse and neglect in 2015 (the most recent year statistics are available). Also in 2015, the Annie E. Casey Foundation reported that there were 234 children indicated of abuse and neglect in Lee County. That is up from 172 in the prior year. Child abuse does not discriminate against socioeconomic status, race, religion, ethnic and cultural groups. The consequences of child abuse and neglect, however, are substantial and often generational in nature.
Part of the mission and ministry of Haddie's is providing a safe and secure place for girls in crisis to help end the generational cycle of abuse and neglect in our community. Can we count on your help? Click here to find out ways you can help.
Haddie's Welcomes New Board Members
Making an Impact
Interested in a service project for your club, church group, fraternity, sorority or other organization? Contact Executive Director, Gina Allen, at (334) 744-9680.
Having a Servant's Heart
Local Teen Makes Heartfelt Donation
Executive Director's Update
We have had several groups partner with us this quarter to bring supplies or volunteer around the home. Thank you to each of you: WMU of First Baptist Lafayette, National Village Ladies Group, Lakeview Baptist Church College Ministry, Queen Esther Group, Women of Empowerment, Auburn University Social Work Club, Church of the Highlands, Campus Kitchens at Auburn University, and Hilton Garden Inn – Auburn.
Since Spring is fully upon us, we begin to think about the planting and growing that this season brings. In order for us to gain any fruits or beautiful flowers, we must first plant the seeds, continue to water and nurture them, and then wait for the increase to come. This is exactly what we strive to do with each of our girls at Haddie’s. We plant seeds, water what we have planted, nurture them, and wait for God to bring forth the fruit of our sowing. Nothing that we do would be possible without the grace and love of Christ and our generous supporters. You have a part of every success that comes from Haddie’s. We thank you and pray the Lord would bless all that you put your hands to.