National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Show your support of this month's Blue Ribbon Campaign by wearing and distributing blue ribbons, organizing community activities, and showing support for organizations like The Home that help keep kids safe and families together.

Many of the 20,000 children confirmed as being abused or neglected in Massachusetts each year are referred to The Home after they have been placed into the custody of the Department of Children and Families. It then becomes our job to try to mitigate the impact of this often unspeakable trauma and give those children the best possible shot at a happy and productive life. But we also work to stop the abuse before it happens, providing intensive counseling and family support services through our community-based programs.

For more information about child abuse prevention, visit:

Ways you can help:

Make a donation

Donate to The Home
By making a donation to The Home today, you’ll be investing in programs that are proven to stop the cycle of abuse and help provide support to children who have already become victims.

Put the Blue Ribbon on your Profile
Show your support by changing your Facebook profile picture to a Blue Ribbon for the month of April. Get the image (image opens in new window. Right click and select "Save image as" to download to your computer.)

Host an event

Host a Blue Ribbon Event
Organize your own event with a "blue ribbon theme" during the month of April to benefit The Home for Little Wanderers, or attend one of our upcoming events.


Support us on social media
Follow Blue Ribbon Campaign posts throughout April with the hashtags #StopChildAbuse #CAPmonth #WearBlue4Kids