The Ottawa County SCAN Council is a community based effort to prevent child abuse and neglect in Ottawa County. Our mission is that "all children in Ottawa County have a safe, stable and nurturing environment and live in strong families that are supported and embraced within their family-focused communities."
SCAN helps to coordinate child abuse prevention efforts to ensure we are working together as a community to protect children. We also work to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Ottawa County. Pathways, MI is the designated Michigan Children’s Trust Fund Local Child Abuse and Neglect Council for Ottawa County.
Ottawa County SCAN members:
Bethany Christian Services, Bethany Christian Services Safe Families for Children, Center for Women in Transition, CDS Lakeshore Head Start, Children’s Advocacy Center, Community Mental Health, Department of Human Services, Grand Haven Community Foundation, Great Start Collaborative, Great Start Parent Coalition, Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center, Holland Rescue Mission/The ROCK, Lakeshore Little People's Place, Lakeshore Regional Partners, Love, INC of Allendale, Nestlings Diaper Bank, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Ottawa County Department of Public Health, Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, Parents, Pathways, MI (Convening agency), Zeeland Police Department
Pinwheels for Prevention
The pinwheel represents the happy, carefree childhoods all children deserve. In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, you'll find pinwheel gardens around our community throughout April.
The Ottawa County SCAN Council is always looking for new members of the community to join in their efforts. The Council believes that everyone has a role to play in preventing child abuse and neglect. The council recognizes the value of the role parents, professionals, community members, businesses and everyone else who interacts with children has in preventing abuse and neglect.
SCAN meets on the second Thursday of every other month from 9am to 11am at the Pathways, MI offices.
Contact Leigh Moerdyke, CYD Program Director with questions/concerns:
(616) 396-2301 x127
Via email at
Current SCAN Events:
Pinwheels for Prevention Kickoff and Garden Planting
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
11:30am - 12:00pm
Love INC of Allendale
SCAN Annual Report:
2015-2016 Annual Report (PDF- English)
2014-2015 Annual Report (PDF- English)