The month of April marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month, when communities work together to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Child abuse and neglect are widespread issues that everyone has the power to prevent, whether it’s volunteering, donating to organizations that support children or helping a family in need, everyone can help children and families create a better future.
Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has worked to improve the lives of children who have been affected by abuse, neglect and abandonment. Trinity provides quality support including foster care and adoption services, residential therapeutic programs and mental health programs to children in Southern California and Houston, Texas.
Throughout the month, Trinity staff have shown their continued support by wearing blue-ribbon pins, the national symbol for Child Abuse Prevention. On Friday, April 6, they joined with individuals and organizations across the nation in “Wear Blue For Kids Day,” by wearing blue shirts and blue jeans to show their commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting children in need.
Marie Maghuyop, AmeriCorps VIP Fellow
Marie is serving as an AmeriCorps VIP (Volunteer Infrastructure Project) Fellow. Her main goal as a VIP Fellow is to expand the volunteer programs at the Foundation and develop an effective, sustainable volunteer infrastructure. She creates content for social media, engages with volunteers and supports the Foundation team with coordinating events and volunteer opportunities. Marie has earned two associate’s degrees from San Bernardino Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton. She has always been driven to do meaningful work by helping others and is excited to inspire volunteerism in the community. In her free time, she enjoys going to Disneyland, writing, playing ukulele and board games, and dancing.