Board of Trustees
This past year, CALM spoke out about our communal responsibility to report child abuse through our I Will Not Be Silent campaign, which galvanized our local politicians, school officials, business owners, non-profits and families to speak up in Santa Barbara County.
I am incredibly proud of CALM’s work this year, and I am so excited about our plans for the future. CALM is speaking out about the tremendous need for our services throughout Santa Barbara County, and partnering with other agencies that support families and protect children. CALM has been and will continue to be a vital partner with law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting child abuse, and in encouraging anyone who witnesses or suspects abuse to speak out.
CALM is speaking out about the healing power of art. You can see the touching and at times heart-wrenching artwork of CALM’s clients throughout the annual report, many of whom have made remarkable strides towards healing through working with our registered art therapist.
CALM is speaking out about how you can help us serve more families throughout the county. Our waiting list is growing, as more people become aware of what we have to offer, and as the number of families living in poverty in Santa Barbara County increases. CALM is poised to grow significantly in the next few years, and we are committed to addressing the needs in North County. Your support is critical to maintaining our excellence as we grow. Your gifts and your volunteer time make a real difference in the lives of the children in our community.
CALM is speaking out about opening our doors and inviting more people in to learn about our work and partner with us to build a community of responsibility. In the spring, we expect to launch a community education lecture series focused on children’s development, providing the most current neurological research to our local community. We will host our second annual Open House as well, inviting everyone to meet our therapists and learn about our cutting-edge therapeutic practices.
I invite you to visit, and learn more about CALM. Join us in speaking out and speaking out and speaking up for children.