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Mandated Reporter Training for Medical Professionals

ONLINE TRAINING • WEDNESDAY, MAY 26 • 6-8PMThis two-hour online training educates medical professionals and other mandated reporters on how to recognize and properly report child abuse and neglect. Mandated reporters are people who, because of their profession, are legally required to report any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to the relevant authorities. These laws are in place to prevent children from being abused and to end any possible abuse or neglect at the earliest possible stage. To attend, register via Zoom here. Event Flyer

Apply for Earned Income Tax Credit when you file your taxes this year!

Still need to file your taxes this year?See if you qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit! What is Earned Income Tax Credit?Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, is an important benefit providingextra money to working families. To claim EITC, you need to meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if you have no other filingrequirement or owe no tax. Learn more on the IRS website here. You could receive over:$3500 if you have 1 child$5900 if you have 2 children$6600 if you have 3 or more children If you live in Saginaw county:United Way of Saginaw CountyMake an…

This Giving Tuesday, give hope to a child in your community.

Meet Hannah. She appears to be like any other elementary student. Her bubbly personality, her mismatched socks, the scrunchy in her hair – it all fits in with the crowd. It’s the abuse and trauma that she’s survived that’s unique to her, that’s left her an orphan with no relatives to care for her or inquire about her, that’s caused severe emotional and behavioral impairments, making it seemingly impossible to find her a forever home. Hannah was removed from her parents’ care after repeated sexual, physical, and emotional abuse at the hands of her biological father. Her mother was aware of the abuse…

An open letter from our President/CEO.

Dear CAN Council Supporters, No matter our differences, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has presented us all with a unifying concern. During this time of great uncertainty, it’s important to me that you know our CAN Council is continuing to take care of our most vulnerable children. We have a business continuity plan in place to ensure continued provision of our essential community services including forensic interviews and medical examinations of abused children, CASA home visits, court reports and representation at court hearings. With these exceptions as warranted by Law Enforcement and/or Children’s Protective Services, or by an obligation to the…

CAN Council Names Suzanne Greenberg 2020 Child Advocate of the Year

The CAN Council will honor its former President/CEO, Suzanne Greenberg, as the 2020 Child Advocate of the Year. The award honors an outstanding individual or group for being extraordinarily committed to making the Great Lakes Bay Region a better place for children. Greenberg will receive the award February 27th at the CAN Council’s 27th annual Mardi Gras Auction at Horizon’s Conference Center in Saginaw. Greenberg played a significant role in the development of programming and services that the CAN Council offers throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. A passionate and visionary leader, Greenberg grew the Child Abuse and Neglect Council…

CAN Council GLBR Expands to Huron County

The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region is expanding its Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Abuse Prevention Education programming into Huron County through an affiliation with the Huron County Child Abuse/Neglect Council. With a new office at 219 E. Huron Ave. in Bad Axe, the CAN Council will build upon Huron County’s strong history of child abuse prevention programming and serve even more local children through the addition of the CAN Council’s nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center. “The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region takes great pride in expanding our services to protect Huron County’s children,” said Emily Yeager, President/CEO…