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SafeKids History

Safe Kids Worldwide was founded in 1987 as the Nations SAFE KIDS Campaign by Children’s National Medical Center with support from Johnson & Johnson. There is no one device or solution to prevent effectively all types of accidental childhood injuries. Instead, Safe Kids combines several factors to create programs that reduce injuries.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of organization whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children 14 and under. More than 450 coalitions in 16 countries bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.

Safe Kids Elkhart County began in 1991 as a coalition of public health and safety professionals and interested community volunteers to promote injury prevention through education and awareness. The mission remains the same today.

While injury is a threat to children everywhere, significant progress has been made in the Elkhart County community to reduce the risks. This progress must continue and the lessons learned from years of injury prevention work must be renewed, expanded and adapted to help create an overall culture of safety awareness.

By working with Safe Kids Worldwide, the Elkhart County coalition shall:

  • Engage the community and provide education to children and parents to prevent accidental injuries.
  • Provide lifesaving devices, such as child safety seats, helmets and smoke alarms to families who need them.
  • Generate awareness regarding the burden of accidental injuries
  • Work with policy makers, elected officials to improve child safety laws and regulations.

Office Location:

Lincoln Center
608 Oakland Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46516-2116
Phone: (574) 523-2112
Fax: (574) 523-2158
Toll Free: 1-877-523-2283

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday through Friday: 8:00am*-4:00pm

*Due to staff in-service, our office will open at 9:00am on the second Thursday of February, May, August, and November and on the first Thursday in December.