Covid-19 Response from Children’s Trust

UPDATE: The Save Jane event scheduled for April 2, 2020 has been postponed. We will reschedule the event as soon as it is prudent to do so. Please continue to support Children’s Trust because child abuse does not stop for pandemics. In fact, anxiety and isolation are likely to increase instances of child abuse. Children’s Trust will continue to serve our region in the prevention, intervention and advocacy of child abuse during these uncertain times.

In Elmwood Park on April 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Children’s Trust will read the first of 14,246 names of children reported as abused in the 14 jurisdictions served by Children’s Trust. We will read for over 16 hours, until every name has been read. Each name represents an actual child and their experience of abuse and will be replaced with “Jane” or “John Doe”. Through this event, we will bring awareness to our community about the prevalence of child abuse.

Save Jane is a national event with 12 CACs and child abuse organizations participating.  It was developed and started by the Dallas Texas CAC in 2019.

If you would like to help by reading names on April 2nd, please click the Volunteer button below and follow the link to the Save Jane sign-up page.

Our Service Area

  • City of Roanoke
  • Roanoke County
  • Town of Vinton
  • Botetourt County
  • Bedford County
  • Town of Bedford
  • Craig County
  • Town of New Castle
  • City of Salem
  • Montgomery County
  • Town of Blacksburg
  • Town of Christiansburg
  • City of Radford
  • City of Galax
  • Grayson County
  • Town of Independence
  • Carroll County
  • Town of Hillsville
  • Pulaski County
  • Town of Pulaski
  • Town of Dublin