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2023 Season of Giving

November 28, 2023 @ 12:00 am - January 1, 2024 @ 12:00 am

Season of Giving

Give the Gift of Hope to a Child

Donate Today

Help Keep Children Safe

When you give a gift in honor of someone this holiday season, we will send them a free greeting card letting them know of your generosity.

How your gift helps

Maddie’s Story

“The CPCA helped me rediscover my sense of self and begin working on my confidence and self-love. Now, I don’t blame myself or feel much shame or guilt over what happened. I know that it is not my fault and that what happened to me does not define me. The resources they provided for me made me feel like I wasn’t alone.”

Maddie didn’t have a father figure in her life, so when Joe the family handyman started to show the young teen attention, she was eager to become his apprentice.

The two started spending more and more time together. With a proud smile, Maddie showed off her new construction and landscaping skills to her Mom. The trades interested Maddie and her self-esteem grew. Joe was the father Maddie never had.

Joe even let Maddie drive the machinery, but it was there that things started to turn. A touch here and there and Joe promised Maddie she could drive the machinery herself next time if she didn’t tell. Over the course of months, Joe groomed Maddie.

Joe, a married man, started to tell Maddie she was his real true love. Maddie felt confused but loved. What started as a father-daughter relationship moved from shoulder rubs to full-blown abuse.

To make matters worse, Maddie had a horrible skiing accident leaving her with a brain injury. Healing from a concussion, Maddie was not able to advocate for herself.

Maddie’s mom came home early one day to see the horror for herself. Maddie was brought to the CPCA where the abuse was stopped, and investigators could begin prosecuting the perpetrator.

Thank You to Our

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November 28, 2023 @ 12:00 am
January 1, 2024 @ 12:00 am
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35 Van Wagner Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Monday–Friday 9AM to 5PM