April 12th at 7:00pm

Marshall University, Don Morris Room

Hosted by: The Cabell Wayne Collaborative

The objective for this forum is to provide the community with information on the WV Safe at Home program and to gather information on community resources and providers.  Such as churches, youth group, support groups, etc.



Dear Community Members:

The Cabell Wayne Collaborative would like to invite you to a community forum that will be held at Marshall University in the Don Morris Room on April 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this event is to spread awareness concerning resources and opportunities for children and families within the community by networking and sharing information.  The State of West Virginia has implemented a new initiative called “Safe at Home”, with the key goal of keeping and serving children in their homes and/or communities. To make this happen, we need all the help and support we can find within our communities.

We are hosting this forum as a way to reach out and discover what activities you have to offer and how we can link our children and families to these activities.  By sharing with you about Safe at Home and the services we provide, we hope to gather and exchange information in order to better serve the community.  The old saying, “it takes a village to raise a child”, could not be truer in this day and age; our children and families need any and all positive supports available.  This includes youth groups, mentors, summer camps, youth coaching, and volunteers to help build and guide their interests.  We find kids have a wide assortment of interests like music, art, photography, sports, racing, mechanics, animals, etc. but the challenge is identifying/locating people who are willing to volunteer their services and then connecting them with our children and families. Our goal in this forum will be to hopefully spread the word regarding the changes coming with Safe at Home and to get people thinking about what they can do to help.

Thank you for your time and consideration.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me at (304) 523-3497 or


Kristy Schnierlein

Permanency Coordinator, Cammack Children Center

Co-Chair Cabell –Wayne Collaborative


Saying that I am not responsible for somebody else’s child is like saying I am not responsible for somebody else’s air.  In the end, the choices we make about our world and our children affect us all. A child is somebody else’s child? NO, a child is simply a child. Every child is my child.   Fred Rogers

“Safe at Home” Community Forum – April 12th @ 7 pm