Child Safety

child safety

Child Abuse Prevention Committee

Last fall, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) launched enhanced Child Abuse Prevention tools and resources to strengthen support for YMCAs to galvanize the culture, practices and behavior needed to prevent child sexual abuse. We are working together with Praesidium to assess their existing policies and practices, enhance them where possible and develop a plan to sustain a culture of abuse prevention.

For further information contact the Praesidium Guardian, head of our Child Abuse Prevention Committee, Casey Loving. 

 Safe Haven Club-Before and After School Care

The Safe Haven Club is a Y Program that is conducted at local schools to give children a safe and caring environment to go to after school while parents are working.   The Safe Haven Club starts at the end of the school day and runs until 5:30pm and before care starts at 6:30am @ Peru & Spring Valley and 7am @ LaSalle and runs until 8:45am.   Registration takes place at the Illinois Valley Y Courtesy Counter & a $10 registration fee is required per family.   For more information please contact Tammy Heinecke at 815.223.7904 x 44