The mission of the Child Abuse Prevention & Education Council is the prevention of child abuse and neglect through increased public awareness and education.
Donations to support the CAPE Council
Can be sent to:
P.O. Box 414
Petoskey, MI 49770
We appreciate your continued generosity and support!
If you want to report abuse or neglect please call toll-free 1-855-444-3911
Heirloom Birth Certificates
You can celebrate a newborn or memorialize an ancestor with an Heirloom Birth Certificate issued by the State of Michigan. These certificates are signed by the Governor, printed over artwork and are suitable for framing and preserving as family heirlooms.
There are five heirloom birth certificate designs available; 3 designs were created by local artist Mary Hramiec Hoffman.
By purchasing an heirloom certificate you not only obtain a certificate of the birth of a newborn or ancestor but also will be contributing to Michigan's Children's Trust Fund. The Children's Trust Fund serves as a voice for Michigan's children and families and promotes their health, safety, and welfare by funding effective local programs and services that prevent child abuse and neglect. The Fund provides financial support to an extensive network of local prevention organizations, including our own local council.