Above and Beyond for Children
November 11th, 2022
On October 27th, Children’s Cove staff, friends, and community partners gathered to celebrate 25 years of hope and healing. At the event, expansion plans for programs, services and our facility were unveiled, a new medical suite was announced and dedicated to the family of Phillip Rollins, a founding member of Children’s Cove, and the Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation received the Above and Beyond for Children award.
Each year, the Children’s Cove team awards deserving individuals or agencies with the Above and Beyond for Children Award. This award is given to individuals who show dedication and commitment to protect children on the Cape & Islands.
For many years, numerous key partners have joined us in the goal of creating a community free from abuse, supporting survivors of child sexual abuse, and sharing in the work Children’s Cove does as the leading support for child victims of crime on the Cape & Islands. Thankfully, some of our greatest supporters have been our bi-partisan legislators who represent our region.
This group of committed elected officials have fought hard over many years to bring stable funding to Children’s Cove”
This group of committed elected officials have fought hard over many years to bring stable funding to Children’s Cove, and this year their goal was reached as stable funding was secured outside of earmarks for all Massachusetts child advocacy centers to support programs and services.
The Cape & Islands Legislative Delegation have also fought for expanded hours and coverage for the PediSANE program and are currently working to recruit SANE nurses so victims can be seen in-person at our hospitals. They are on the forefront of the mental health crisis in our area by helping to create better access to behavioral health services.
Therefore, for their collective work dedicated to protecting children on the Cape and Islands and their steadfast efforts to always support the work at Children’s Cove, the Above and Beyond for Children Award was presented to each member of the Cape and Islands Legislative Delegation. Those individuals who have served, and been recognized are:
- Representative Kip Diggs
- Representative Dylan Fernandes
- Representative Sarah Peake
- Representative David Vieira
- Representative Tim Whelan
- Representative Steven Xiarhos
- Senator Julian Cyr
- Senator Susan Moran
Thank you for your tireless efforts supporting children in our community and working with us to create a community free from abuse.