All children should encounter a world of opportunity. A world where they can reach their full potential and lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. But often, circumstances beyond their control intervene and they find themselves in situations that challenge their ability to achieve. Poverty, housing instability, physical or mental illness, parental abuse and neglect, and abandonment are some of the very serious challenges facing children throughout our communities.

Our communities’ future—our social and economic vitality—depends upon all children having the resources and supports they need to build strong minds and bodies. When, together, we make sure that everyone can fully contribute to our society, we all benefit. Maximizing the potential of each and every one of our neighbors ensures that our communities remain vibrant places to live.