Center to host annual Bunny Hop for Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Durant Children’s 4th Judicial Circuit Satellite Center will be hosting its annual Bunny Hop on Saturday, April 3, from 2-4 p.m. in Hartsville. The event will be drive-through and will kick off the beginning of April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month. Located directly beside the Durant Center is the Hartsville Free Medical Clinic; visitors will enter through the Clinic’s parking lot on N. 9th Street in Hartsville, and from there they will be directed through to Durant’s parking lot and exit on W. Carolina Street. Staff will be onsite to direct visitors and pass out goodie bags to children, and a guest Easter Bunny will be there to wave to children and wish everyone a Happy Easter. The Durant Center in Hartsville serves the 4th Judicial Circuit, a division of the South Carolina judicial system that provides child advocacy care to the counties of Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington and Dillon. The Durant Children’s 4th Judicial Circuit Satellite Center was recently awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance, which is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision. Durant Children’s Centers, a multidisciplinary assessment and treatment center, is a program of Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault serves Florence, Darlington, Marion, Chesterfield Marlboro, Dillon, Sumter and Williamsburg Counties. For more information on child abuse and how to refer a child or adolescent for services, call the Durant Center at (843) 664-HELP, (843) 664-4357. Pee Dee Coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, and child abuse and to the needs of its victims. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence and is in need of emergency shelter, please call the 24-hour crisis line at 843-669-4600 or toll free at 1-800-273-1820. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. To learn more about Pee Dee Coalition visit www.peedeecoalition.org. Durant Children’s Center is a program of Pee Dee Coalition, a member of the United Way.

Author: Rachel Howell

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