B.A.B.E.S. of New London
Contact: Karie Ort Bunting
B.A.B.E.S. has been a member of the New London Community since 2004. We provide short term child care services for parents (or single parent) experiencing stress, and a safe nurturing environment for children.
The goal of our service is to prevent circumstances that may negatively impact the development of children, their well being, and the stability of their family. Our services are provided on a no-cost, non-judgmental, first come, first served basis. We provide virtually “barrier-free” assistance with dignity, to families through community contributions. While the model for our program is child abuse prevention we do so much more in helping families cope, survive and thrive through their difficult and unique situations.
The main focus of B.A.B.E.S. has always been to intervene before instances of child abuse can occur. We feel if we can give these parents a “time out” to regroup, revive, and recharge, they will better be able to deal with life stressors that can contribute to instances of abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible sign, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse or child neglect, also leave deep, long lasting scars. We are committed to breaking these cycles, and helping these families.