To kick off the start of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hudson Valley residents can dine at some of their favorite local restaurants while raising funds to prevent child abuse and provide life-saving resources and programming.

About the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

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Founded in 1973, The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse’s mission has been to prevent child abuse and maltreatment in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Each year, the CPCA serves approximately 15,000 children and adults through prevention programming, support services, advocacy, and educational training. For more information, visit thecpca.org.

About National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Since 1983, April has been designated as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse so that every child can grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment free of abuse and neglect.

Dine Around Dutchess While Supporting Child Abuse Prevention

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The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (CPCA) is partnering with 33 restaurants for its fourth annual Restaurant Week for Child Abuse Prevention. Between Monday, April 1 and Sunday April 7, partnering businesses will donate between 10 and 20 percent when patrons dine in or take out. Featured businesses are in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill, LaGrangeville, Hopewell Junction, Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Hyde Park, Pawling, and Wappingers Falls.

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“This event has become a signature part of Child Abuse Prevention Month for the CPCA,” said Marco Ingoglia, Executive Director of the CPCA. “It’s something that our supporters look forward to each year and provides us a special opportunity to highlight businesses who are dedicated to keeping children and our community safe.”

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The complete calendar of restaurant participation in Restaurant Week for Child Abuse Prevention can be viewed at thecpca.org/cpcarestaurantweek2024

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“Sugar & Spice is honored to be participating in Restaurant Week for Child Abuse Prevention again this year,” said Andrea Procopis of Sugar & Spice Café. “We are so proud to be recognized as one of 2023’s Top Performing Restaurants during Restaurant Week and will continue to spread awareness about preventing child abuse."

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In addition to Restaurant Week for Child Abuse Prevention, the CPCA has other opportunities throughout the month of April for residents to get involved, spread awareness, and learn more about how to prevent child abuse. Information can be found at thecpca.org/capm2024.

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