By transforming the lives of children in the Pacific North West through our work breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect, Deaconess Children's Services is a champion of hope and opportunity for children, especially those in greatest need, empowering them to believe in a life full of possibilities. Since 1898, Deaconess Children's Services has put children first! If we can end child abuse and neglect, we can seriously limit juvenile delinquency, teen pregnancy, and a range of adult incarcerations. If we stop child abuse and neglect, children will be ready to start school, or for older children, to catch up by 3rd grade, and they will graduate high school. We can literally transform our society by breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect.