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For a stronger, healthier Us.

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh makes strengthening our community is our cause. Every day we provide the resources needed for all to grow, learn and thrive. We nurture life lessons in kids, foster health and well-being at every age, and bring neighbors together to pursue their passions, building a better us for all.

Introduction to Five Days of Action

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a part of our commitment to protecting youth in our community, we are participating in the Five Days of Action - a week-long campaign to increase awareness of child sexual abuse, equip us with knowledge, and empower prevention. By taking part in this important campaign and implementing abuse prevention practices year-round, The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh is committed to the safety of all children in our community. During these Five Days of Action, we introduce the foundational habits of child sexual abuse prevention—Know. See. Respond. When put into practice, they help us create safer environments for children to grow and learn.


Knowing about child sexual abuse can help us better understand what to look for and how to keep it from happening in the first place. For example, did you know that 1 in 10 children in the U.S will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday? 


When we know the signs of abuse, we can intervene on behalf of children. 


If you suspect abuse, are you ready to respond? Do you know when and how to report suspected child abuse?

CDC Fast Facts: Preventing child Abuse

At least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse or neglect in the past year in the United States. This is likely an underestimate because many cases are unreported. In 2020, 1,750 children died of abuse and neglect in the United States.

PA Department of Human Services

In just 202 there were 2,360 reported cases of child abuse in Allegheny County. Of the 190 substantiated reports, 120 were female and 70 were male.

National Children Alliance

More than 600,000 children are abused in the U.S each year. An estimated 600,000 children (unique incidents) were victims of abuse and neglect in 2021, the most recent year for which there is national data. The actual number of children abused is likely u