It’s all about the KIDS! Our Mission at Carl Perkins is to provide support to families in preventing and dealing with child abuse in West Tennessee and to help both parents and children meet the practical needs of preserving and improving the quality of family life. Making a Real Difference... One Child, One Family at a Time.
These words guide our work every year and this year we hope these same words will lead you to help in our mission.
This year, our theme is “Our Colors, Our Story, Our Journey.” We developed this theme by witnessing an inspiring story from one of our children in our Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been used for close to 25 years. Rachel Hill, a Clinical Therapist with the Carl Perkins Center has been utilizing this proven therapy since she joined our staff four years ago. To learn more and hear this incredible story of strength and resilience, watch our video.
The Annual Circles of Hope Telethon helps fund the services these children need to recover from the trauma of abuse. On average, it costs the center $600 per child to provide the therapy and support they need to heal from these heinous acts.
You can help by clicking here to make an online donation now or increase your impact by asking your friends and family to help support a cause you believe is important. Your team can support a specific county or the overall telethon. All money raised stays locally to help children and families right here in West Tennessee.