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News & Updates

Read Champion Our Children campaign newsletters and view drone videos that capture the construction process:

Newsletter #1 – 2.6.23
Newsletter #2 – 3.27.23
Newsletter #3 – 5.22.23
Newsletter #4 – 8.3.23

Video #1 – Feb. 2023
Video #2 – March 2023
Video #3 – May 2023
Video #4 – July 2023

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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, then-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 Children campaign; and Cristin DeRonja, SAFEchild executive director.

Watch the video from the groundbreaking ceremony.