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Season of Giving 2022

November 29, 2022 - January 3, 2023

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

Joslyn’s Story

From a young age, Joslyn was neglected by her mother and abandoned by her father. Joslyn and her siblings were never encouraged to attend school and so most days they were absent. They weren’t brought to regular medical checkups. Their home contained no rules or regular structure that children need. In fact, it was as if they were invisible. The day that Joslyn was found walking down the street naked as a toddler, was the day she was removed from her mother. Living in and out of foster care, Joslyn was separated from her siblings. At the age of 17, she was molested. Feeling at fault and to blame, Joslyn lost all self-respect and began to engage in risky behaviors leading her down a dark path of sex trafficking which resulted in her being kidnapped with her baby.

Looking for acceptance, love, and all the affection she never received, Joslyn was extremely vulnerable. At just 20 years old, she entered into a relationship with a violent man who would physically assault her in front of her frightened daughter.

Joslyn knew she needed to make a change for her daughter. After one horrific beating, Joslyn picked up the phone and made the call for help. Entering herself into a mental health program, Joslyn asked for help in caring for her daughter while she gained the strength she needed to leave her abuser. Joslyn’s daughter was entered into temporary foster care. Joslyn’s life changed the day she walked into the CPCA. 

Joslyn got to work quickly with our Program Coordinator gaining the skills necessary to create a safe home for her daughter. Joslyn attended classes every week learning new skills and participated in supervised visits with her daughter in our building. Each week we watched a scared young girl grow into a strong loving mother. Each week we watched a happy toddler run in to visit with her mother. Thanks to you, Joslyn just secured her first apartment and is now ready for her daughter to come join her.

Thank You

To Our Matching Donors


November 29, 2022
January 3, 2023
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35 Van Wagner Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
Monday–Friday 9AM to 5PM