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SCAN - Ottawa County Stop Child Abuse and Neglect Council PDF Print E-mail

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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 ServicesBethany Christian Services Safe Families for ChildrenCenter for Women in TransitionCDS Lakeshore Head StartChildren’s Advocacy CenterCommunity Mental HealthDepartment of Human ServicesGrand Haven Community FoundationGreat Start Collaborative, Great Start Parent Coalition, Great Start to Quality Western Resource Center, Holland Rescue Mission/The ROCKLakeshore Little People's PlaceLakeshore Regional PartnersLove, INC of AllendaleNestlings Diaper BankOttawa Area Intermediate School DistrictOttawa County Department of Public HealthOttawa 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.


Getting Involved:

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:

PHONE ICON(616) 396-2301 x127

EMAIL ICON Via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Current SCAN Events:

pinwheel kickoff flyer

Pinwheels for Prevention Kickoff and Garden Planting

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

11:30am - 12:00pm

Love INC of Allendale


SCAN Annual Report:

View the meeting schedule here!2015-2016 Annual Report (PDF- English)

View the meeting schedule here!2014-2015 Annual Report (PDF- English)





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