Helpline for children connected once more

March 22, 2014 by  

A helpline to prevent child abuse in Atlanta has been relaunched by the Center for Healthy Development at Georgia State University.

The Prevent Child Abuse helpline had been shut down since 2011, but became operational again on February 26. Funds from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation helped relaunch the free helpline, which will be manned by operators from the Georgia Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. The helpline operates from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

According to Georgia State University officials, the helpline, 1-800-Children, is designed to provide support and referrals. It is not intended for use in a crisis.

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation came into being in 1995. A co-founder of the world’s largest home improvement store, The Home Depot, Blank retired from his position as co-chairman six years later. He has spread in excess of $250m among assorted charitable organizations.

According to the foundation’s mission statement:

“The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes positive change in peoples’ lives and builds and enhances the communities in which they live. We seek innovative solutions that enable young people, families and communities to achieve results beyond what seems possible today.”

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