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National Be Someone Day is a movement focused on ending child abuse and neglect and is recognized annually on July 21st. 

Join us for the 2nd Annual Be Someone Day, a collaborative initiative between UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital and Lost Island Themepark in Waterloo, Iowa.

On Friday, July 19, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., we invite you to participate in this special event dedicated to supporting the
Allen Child Protection Center. Together, we will unite our community in an educational and awareness-raising experience filled with engaging activities throughout the park, all aimed at promoting child and family safety. Here is a video to view some fun from last year's event.

Click the link below: select Hours & Events, choose July 19th, and BUY NOW at the top right and use the promo code BESOMEONE24 to receive $10 off your admission.

NOTE: tickets must be purchased before 11:59pm on Thursday, July 18, 2024 to receive discount.

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Support the Allen Child Protection Center

MISSION STATEMENT: The Allen Child Protection Center collaboratively assesses suspected victims of child abuse in a neutral and child friendly environment, while promoting child abuse prevention and advocacy. 

The Allen Child Protection Center serves 27 counties in northeast and north central Iowa. Approximately one third of the center's budget comes from the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services, which splits funding among accredited centers. Therefore, they must rely on grants, donations and other funding sources to provide services.

DONATE to support the services of the Child Protection Center which are always FREE to our patients and families. See below how your donation can make an impact.

Child Protection Center

An accredited Children's Advocacy Center providing assistance to children and adults who may be victims of abuse or witnesses to crime. The center uses a multi-disciplinary team approach working closing with the Dept. of Human Services and local law enforcement. A $100 donation would provide 10 families with gas cards to help with transportation barriers - many travel an hour or more to come to the center.

Family Resiliency Program

The Family Resiliency Program at Allen's Child Protection Center, is dedicated to helping children overcome medical, developmental and social-emotional barriers attributed to prenatal and environmental drug exposure. The program serves infants up to age five affected by a parent's or caregiver's substance abuse. A $50 donation would provide two children with weighted blankets to assist with interrupted sleep and emotional regulation.

Mental Health Support

Mental health providers at the Child Protection Center are trained in treatment models proven to reduce symptoms of trauma and are available to assist anyone, not only those that have been referred to the center for other types of service. A $25 donation would provide a journal and a fidget for use during mental health sessions for five of our patients.

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