Dear Friends,

In 2020, we made the shift to virtual family support in order to keep families connected to vital services. In 2021, we returned to in-person programs when we could do so safely and built on our lessons learned from year one of virtual programming. As a result, we were able to be more connected than ever. Our programs met with families where they were most comfortable. They continued to utilize video chats to meet regularly with families, while also beginning to offer in-person visits and groups.

We are so grateful to our partners who are instrumental in keeping children and families across Massachusetts connected to the essential programs, guidance, and resources they need to thrive. This important work could not be done without our supporters.

Thank you for joining us to help end child abuse!


Our events go virtual

home visits were conducted through our Healthy Families program, including

22,449 virtual visits.


website visitors to our parenting website, One Tough Job.


The Massachusetts Legislative Task Force on the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, co-chaired by the Children’s Trust and the Office of the Child Advocate,  developed and launched a first-of-its-kind customizable website,, to help child-and-youth-serving organizations prevent child sexual abuse before it happens.

people reached across Massachusetts.


More than

family support professionals across New England attended more than 

755 hours of training


website visitors to Safe Kids Thrive, the newly launched, first-of-its-kind, child sexual abuse prevention website.


The Children’s Trust is on a mission to end child abuse in Massachusetts.

We give parents the tools and guidance to build self-confidence and gain lifelong skills that ensure children grow up safe and healthy.

Thank you to the Children's Trust community of supporters for helping us meet this mission! 

Staying Connected

Driven by an evidence-based approach, the Children’s Trust develops and supports programs that help parents build and sustain healthy families in Massachusetts.

Our programs are informed by rigorous research and driven by data and evaluation. This work leads to safer children in stable families, reducing the social, health, and education costs for the entire Commonwealth.