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This Venice organization was founded in 2003 by child abuse survivor, Stacia Oemig. Because of the abuse in her own past, Stacia knew first hand about the fear and shame that almost always prevents children from reporting abuse. In the United States, less than .1% of all abuse is reported by the child. Most abuse is reported by teachers and it is usually only abuse that can be seen by others that is reported, such as bruising on the arms and face. Unfortunately most physical and sexual abuse is never reported because only the victim knows that it is occurring.
In 2003, Stacia decided to put her experience to good use by launching Project Nightlight. In less than 5 years, Project Nightlight has created 7 public service announcements, posted 700 billboards advertising the child abuse hotline and touched the lives of hundreds of Los Angeles children. Adults don’t report abuse because they don’t want to offend the abuser who may be a neighbor, friend, co-worker or relative. “Keep the light on” for LA’s kids by reporting any and all abuse that you suspect. It is not your job to investigate; it is your job to make a report. This is the only way to help innocent children get started on their path to recovery. However, it is not just about reporting abuse, there are so many ways to help. Donate your time or make a financial contribution. Give back to your community, while creating a new rewarding experience for yourself…..call now (310) 991-1852, or go to www.projectnightlight.org. For more press info email firstname.lastname@example.org