Safe Kids WNC
Safe Kids WNC, led by Mission Children’s Hospital, is committed to
reducing accidental injury among children in western North Carolina. Our
goals are to address the most prevalent childhood injuries in our
region through evidence-based target programs, to increase public
awareness of ways to prevent childhood injuries and collaborate with
community agencies in their efforts to keep our children safe. Safe Kids
WNC focuses on the major areas where most injuries occur: traffic
injury (passenger, pedestrian and bicycle), poisoning,
choking/suffocation, drowning, falls, fire and burns. Safe Kids WNC has
been a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide since 1994, and our
coalition partners include fire departments, EMS, law enforcement,
educators, medical professionals and business leaders.
Safe Kids WNC, through Mission Children’s Hospital and our local
coalition members, is able to reach families who have a need for
education about keeping their children safe in a variety of settings.
Whether it is to assist caregivers with the installation of their
child’s car seat, or teaching children to be safe at home, around water
or on their bikes, the opportunity to prevent childhood injury is
To learn more about our services, please call (828) 213-5548.