Join KCAN in Marking This Important Month

Nominate a Local Child Abuse Prevention Leader

Local reporter Walter Smith Randolph was honored for his investigative reporting in 2017.

Help KCAN recognize those in our community who protect children. Nominate someone by 3/8 and help us honor award winners on 4/12.

Sponsor a Pinwheel Garden or Basket

Pinwheel gardens help show your support for child abuse prevention.

Pinwheel gardens are a great way to show your support. Or bring the garden indoors with a special blue pinwheel basket.

"Be a Lifesaver" With Us April 26-28

Volunteers help raise funds and awareness during this event held each April.

The "Be a Lifesaver" campaign helps raise awareness of child abuse and raises funds for KCAN programs. You can help! Two-hour shifts are available at multiple locations from Friday-Sunday.

Donate Where You See KCAN Pins

KCAN pins are available only during Child Abuse Prevention Month.

These KCAN pins are available at Old Burdick's and other area restaurants. Make a donation and pick up a pin. Wear it proudly to show your support of child abuse prevention programs!

About Us

How We're Helping


KCAN is a nonprofit organization focused on protecting local kids. With the help of our staff, we raise funds, organize community awareness events, and teach children and adults alike how to keep Kalamazoo County kids safe.

Find out more

Get Involved


Are you passionate about protecting local kids? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Find out more

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Find out more

Promoting Healthy Childhoods


Every day, on average, 13 new cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in Kalamazoo County. A fourth of those cases demand immediate intervention. Many more cases are never reported. 

Consider these facts:

  • Nearly 80% of abuse victims can develop psychiatric disorders by age 21, such as depression, chronic anxiety, eating disorders and PTSD
  • Child abuse survivors are almost four times more likely to become drug addicts or alcoholics
  • 36% of women and 14% of men in prison were abused as children
  • Some abused children become abusers themselves later in life, continuing a cycle of pain​

Preventing abuse is key to solving this very real and growing problem. Support KCAN today to help us reverse the cycle of abuse!

Keep in Touch

Sign up to hear from us about upcoming events, our projects, and how you can help!

Donate Now

Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to protect local kids. Together, we can make a difference.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Contact Us

Kalamazoo CAN Council (KCAN)

420 E. Alcott Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001

(269) 552-4430

Get Involved!