Three generations joined the effort to raise funds for child victims of abuse. Claudia Manoogian, SafeSpot Board member of McLean, celebrated with her son’s family who all modeled in the fashion show – Keith and Melissa Larson of Vienna and their children, Marbella, Ryland and Vyanna.
Photo courtesy of the SafeSpot Child Advocacy Center
The Fifth Annual “Passion For Fashion” Show hit the runway on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Bloomingdale’s at the Tysons Corner Center mall in McLean and raised more than $135,000.
The annual event benefits the SafeSpot Child Advocacy Center, which provides intervention, investigation, prosecution and treatment of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of children in Fairfax County.
Located in Fairfax, the center is a public-private partnership with Fairfax County law enforcement, child protective services, the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
To report child abuse, SafeSpot recommends calling the Fairfax County Child Protective Services Hotline at 703-324-7400. With a referral from CPS or law enforcement, SafeSpot can provide the following services:
trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy;
video recorded forensic interviews of children;
expert court testimony; and
training to community professionals on abuse and neglect indicators.