Out of the Shadows Campaign

No one is immune from child sexual abuse - it happens everywhere, including our communities right here in Larimer County. Every year the number of cases reported to authorities increases and the need for treatment continues to grow.

Yes, there is child sexual abuse in our community

Founded in 1986, ChildSafe is the only non-profit organization in northern Colorado that provides comprehensive treatment to victims of child sexual abuse and their non-offending family members - and the only program that offers group therapy. Families are not turned away because they lack financial resources.

The Out of the Shadows project uses black silhouette cutouts to represent the facelessness and isolation so many victims feel. There are 614 cutouts representing the clients served by ChildSafe in 2011. Sponsors are being sought for each cutout. We are planning to set up public displays around Larimer County.

Please help us continue our mission!

You can help bring child sexual abuse out of the shadows by sponsoring a cutout. Your name will be placed on a pink heart on one of the cutouts that will be displayed throughout our community.

Your donation will help ChildSafe continue its work providing comprehensive and specialized mental health treatment to victims of sexual abuse regardless of their ability to pay.

Please sponsor a cutout!

ChildSafe exists because of your generosity. Sponsorship for each cutout is only $50. More than one person may sponsor a silhouette and a person may sponsor more than one. ChildSafe is 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductable. Call us at 970-472-4133 or email our Resource Development Coordinator Krista Chalise at kchalise@childsafecolorado.org for more information or to sponsor a cutout.

Upcoming Events

The Third Annual Out Of Shadows 5k Walk/Run will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at City Park in Fort Collins. Stay tuned for details.

We are working on other seasonal events in the Out Of The Shadows Campaign. Signing up for our newsletter and email list will ensure that you always know about upcoming events.

Out Of The Shadows 5k Walk 5/4/14

The inaugural Out of the Shadows 5k Walk/Run was held at City Park in Fort Collins on Sunday, May 4, 2014. It was a huge success and we want to thank everyone that turned out! Special thanks to Realities for Children, Schrader Oil, OtterCares Foundation, Rocky Mountain Family Physicians PC, Consuelo's Mexican Food, Aronson Family Dental, The Egg & I, Best Event Rentals, Airgas, and Starbucks!

We look forward to seeing everyone back next year!

Do you have an idea for an event?

If you host an event or have an idea for an event that we could utilize in the Out Of The Shadows Campaign please contact Krista Chalise at 970-472-4133 or kchalise@childsafecolorado.org.

Sponsor A Child

You can download a pledge card to print and mail in, you can call us at 970-472-4133, you can use our donate page and indicate that it is for a sponsorship, or you can come by the office at 1148 E Elizabeth Street during regular business hours.

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