I am honoured to present the 2016 Hull Services Annual Report.
As you undoubtedly have already noticed this Annual Report is unlike any other we have ever published. Created in graphic novel form this departure from stylistic convention allows for a bright light to be shined on the dark corners of childhood trauma in a way no professional, or stack of academic reports, ever could.
Taking a graphic novel approach provides Callie, a 15-year-old girl, the opportunity to share with readers in unflinching detail the disturbing realities of her troubled life.
Unfortunately Callie represents the stories of many of the thousands of children Hull Services comes in contact with every year. Children who have been traumatized through physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.
By having Callie tell her story, Hull Services aims to bring further attention to the topic of childhood trauma and the tangible prevention, intervention and treatment solutions we have to offer.
Hull Services is responding to abuse and neglect in our community but we can’t do it alone. We require your support to help thousands of children, kids just like Callie.
Join us so all children can enjoy the prospect of a brighter future.
Executive Director, Hull Services