Help For Children (HFC) was founded in 1998 by Rob Davis, Managing Director at McAlinden Research Partners, with the goal of raising funds for the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Please read the article below by Mr. Davis on the recent allegations against priests from Pennsylvania’s Catholic Church which compelled him to break his silence and share his own personal experience of abuse and his commitment to HFC’s mission to protect and heal children.
“Victims however, say that even 40 years later they remember every detail as though it happened yesterday. I believe the victims. I know from first-hand experience how true that is. It is not the reason I usually state for having started Help For Children/Hedge Funds Care (HFC) in 1998. I have another well-rehearsed story I tell to explain why I chose child abuse as the cause. Like other victims, I don’t like talking about the really, deep truth of it. In fact, I never reported it to my parents (too late now), my teachers, my Principle or anyone else. Yet the palpable effects hung around for many years and even now, 60 years later are burned like a branding into my psyche.” – Rob Davis
Thank you to Rob Davis for his bravery in coming forward to both speak out against child abuse and to disclose his own story of abuse. Without Rob, Help For Children wouldn’t exist to fight child abuse today. For over 20 years HFC has helped prevent and treat child abuse, touching thousands of children, families, and communities around the world. Thank you for being part of our community and supporting this crucial work. To learn more, please visit our website at www.hfc.org. To read Rob’s blog in full, please visit his blog, here.