FOX 5 DC CARES: Supporting Safe Shores, the DC Children's Advocacy Center

An astounding one in 10 children will be sexually abused before the age of 18 in the DC region. Clinicians think that number could be even higher because children don’t always report the abuse. Getting those victims the care and help they need is vital to their healing.

Safe Shores is a non-profit advocacy center that understands not only the need to get the resources to children and their families who need it, but to deliver those resources in a respectful and caring way.

“We wrap ourselves as a team around this child and their family rather than dragging them through a process that frankly can be very confusing and inhumane,” Safe Shores Executive Director Michele Booth-Cole said.

With Safe Shores, everything from medical services to mental support to new clothing is under one roof. Booth-Cole said it’s designed that way to minimize further trauma.

FOX 5 DC Cares recognizes the importance and the need to have a resource such as Safe Shores in our community serving our children of trauma.
On September 19, FOX 5 DC Cares is teaming up with one of the hottest exercise studios on in the District, DC Rows. You can find details of the event below and we hope you can join us in our support of this organization:

On Thursday, September 19, FOX 5 DC Cares and DC Row are hosting an all-day special community fitness event benefiting Safe Shores!

Whether you row already or would like to learn more about this terrific high intensity, low-impact fitness option, swing by DC Row's studio at the Wharf from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. or on your evening commute from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to support Safe Shores live on air! Register for a class or simply stop by to hang out with your FOX 5 favorites and show your support for the children and families we serve.

If you prefer a hands-on giving approach, at noon, get your blood flowing and heart pumping with a full-body $15 drop-in class to power you through the afternoon. All proceeds from the noon class will be donated to Safe Shores. 

Can't make it by that day? Tune in to FOX 5 on September 19 and help #ProtectKids365 by texting "ROW" to (202) 930-8318.

Where: DC Row

790 Maine Ave., SW

Washington, DC 20024

When: Thursday, September 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. ($15), and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Register: Or stop by for a class here. To RSVP for the noon class, email

Donate: Text "ROW" to (202) 930-8318