Accidental injury is the number one killer of children under the age of 14.
Each year more than 6.5 million young people are injured severely enough to land in a hospital emergency room, many with life-altering consequences. Yet, an astounding 90% of these could have been avoided through education and prevention measures like those offered through the Center for Childhood Safety (CCS).
Our mission is to create a culture of childhood safety in Northeast Wisconsin by providing education and resources to children and adults.
For 30 years, the Center for Childhood Safety has been a "vaccine" against accidental childhood injury. CCS's mission is to be the leading source of safety education and programming in Northeast Wisconsin, dedicated to preventing and eliminating childhood injury.
"If a disease were killing our children at the rate of unintentional injury, the public would be outraged and demand this killer be stopped."
- Former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop
Meet the team
Kim has more than 16 years of marketing, communication, and public relations experience. She leads the organization’s fundraising efforts and works in conjunction with regional hospitals, health departments, and other community organizations in support of community education and prevention activities.
Jennie's role focuses on storytelling and targeted messaging for the Center for Childhood Safety. She handles our communications ranging from writing press releases, design and branding to running our social media accounts, managing our website, and creating content.
Jennie has a background in education. She has been with CCS for 6 years. Jennie is also a car seat instructor.
Community Engagement Manager
Christel comes with a background in youth programming, fundraising, grant writing and financial focus. She manages fundraising events, grant efforts and assists with youth programming. Her focus is to creatively fund and guide programming to meet the needs of the community.
Meet Our Board of Directors
Claims Specialist, Schreiber Foods
Director of Finance, Woodside Senior Communities
President, Fabry Saranac Glove
Executive Director, Center for Childhood Safety
Lisa Hutto, Secretary
Joshua Koch, Vice President
Lawyer, Conway, Olejniczak& Jerry, S. C.
Martinson Law Offices
Pediatrician, Prevea Health
Heidi Warpinski, President