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OUR STORY

The Child Abuse Prevention & Education Council of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties was founded in 1982 with the original name the Northwest Michigan Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect or NWMCPCAN. The name officially changed in 2001 to the Child Abuse Council of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties and again in 2016 to include Prevention and Education. What has remained consistent through our existence is the Council’s commitment and dedication to our mission of prevention of child abuse and neglect through increased public awareness and education.

The CAPE Council is a Children’s Trust Michigan Designated Council. The Children’s Michigan (CTM) is a statewide, non-profit organization also dedicated to the prevention of abuse and neglect. The CTF works in partnership with the local councils that serve Michigan’s 83 counties.

Local councils are independent, community-based organizations that identify needs and facilitate collaborative prevention programs for children and families in their communities. 

In addition to CTF, funding from our donors, businesses, community foundations, churches, and service organizations help the Child Abuse Council to provide thousands of pieces of parenting, prevention, reporting, and child development materials for distribution throughout our two-county area.


Executive Committee

Mr. Tory Thrush, Board Chair

CharEm ISD

Mr. Jim Rummer, Vice Chair

CharEm ISD

Trooper Corey Hebner, Secretary

Michigan State Police

Mr. Adam Blatchford, Treasurer

McLane Blatchford CPA


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ms. Christine Carpenter, Health Dept. NW Michigan

Ms. Jen Duch, MDHHS

Ms. Carol Francis, Health Dept. NW Michigan

Ms. Elise Holland, North Country CMH

Mr. Jim Linderman, Emmet County Prosecutor

Mr. Andrew Rozema, Emmet County Probate Court

Ms. Jane Poquette, McLaren Northern Michigan

Ms. Savanah Cool, Great Start Collaborative  


Child Abuse Prevention And Education Council Of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

P.O. Box 414, Petoskey, MI 49770   

Phone: 231-340-3432




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