Safe Kids Greater Thumb and Saginaw Area Coalition exist to eliminate unintentional childhood injury and death. The Coalition is a four county network of community partners dedicated to preventing unintentional injury to children (birth to age 18 years) through a multifaceted community response of enactment/enforcement, engineering, education and evaluation. We empower families and communities to educate adults and children, change attitudes and behaviors, create safe environments, and advocate for effective laws. We are part of the Safe Kids Michigan and Safe Kids World Wide Initiatives.
Our service area is Lapeer, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola, Counties. We also provide support to Bay, Midland, Gratiot, Iosco, Clare, Huron, Gaylord and St. Clair counties as these areas do not have a local Safe Kids Program in them.
Child Passenger Safety – We currently hold a car seat checking station in Sanilac, Tuscola and Saginaw Counties once each month. These programs are set as outreach to families of these counties to provide education and empowerment to care givers. We provide seats to low income families without cost or at a decreased cost if approved by the client’s case worker at these events. We also work by appointment with children with special health care needs to ensure that all children are transported as safely as possible. We also provide training to Law Enforcement, Foster Parents/Parents , School Bus Safety and Emergency Medical Service Providers. We also conduct Child Passenger Safety Technician training courses. We offer public events to businesses or organizations interested in partnering with us. To request a public event, complete the attached request form.
Bike/Wheeled Safety: We conduct bike safety rodeos and other wheeled safety events.
Home Safety Education: We conduct presentations and events on home safety with demonstration of what safety should look like.
Crib/Infant Safety: We are a part of the Cribs for Kids Program in which we can get Pack n Play cribs and it comes with two crib sheets, two sleep sacks and an orthodontic pacifier for an infant. These kits cost $75.00 per family.
We also offer Safe Sleep education programs.