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Groundbreaking Celebration

On October 18, 2022, about 200 SAFEchild staff members, supporters and community partners gathered to celebrate the start of a new era for SAFEchild — the launch of a new, greatly expanded home.

Speakers included: North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper; Chief Estella Patterson of the Raleigh Police Department; Sig Hutchinson, chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners; Apex Mayor Jacques Gilbert; Tom Cavender, WakeMed’s vice president of facilities and construction; Mary Brent Wright and Jennie Hayman, co-chairs of the Champion Our ChildrenĀ campaign; and Cristin DeRonja, SAFEchild executive director.