Pinwheels for Prevention

Nationally recognized as the symbol for child abuse prevention, our 700 (approx.) pinwheels dance in the breeze outside Ginnie’s House proclaiming the right for every child to grow up safe, strong, and free of abuse.

As many site visitors will know, a Children’s Advocacy Center has to provide a safe and secure setting in which our tiny victims feel OK to talk about what has happened to them.  Safety is both physical and psychological; therefore, our door is only open to those who need to be inside the building.  Our partner agencies have access 24/7, of course.

One a year, in order to foster community understanding of the needs of our special victims, and the extraordinary work of the multidisciplinary team, we host an annual ‘Open House’ – this year scheduled for April 15 – for invited professionals in Sussex County who work with children:  police officers, child protective service workers, pediatricians, school nurses, educators, therapists, guidance counselors and clergy.  If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend next year, please email us at

In the meantime, please enjoy the pinwheels on the square, and the blue ribbons through Newton and the County Park.

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