Coldwater 517-279-9561

Hillsdale 517-437-7395

Three Rivers 269-273-2161

SAFE KIDS Coalition


Safe Kids Coalition Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County is dedicated to reduce death and injury to children ages 14 years and under by empowering families and community through education, collaboration and advocacy.

Our coalition is led by the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. 

Coalition members include:  law enforcement officers, emergency responders, nurses, teachers, business members, human services agency members, law makers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and retirees. 

The local coalition is part of Safe Kids USA and Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit organization dedicated solely to prevention of unintentional injury.  It was launched in 1987.

Safe Kids’ programs reach families directly with injury prevention messages. These programs are research-based and include: education, advocacy and distribution of safety devices.

Current programs include:

  • Booster Seat Enforcement

  • Early Delivery

  • Community Car Seat Checks

  • Child Passenger Safety Certification Class  

  • Distracted Driving

  • Kids Safety Day

  • Project SLIC (saving the lives of infant and children) A car seat education and distribution program for income eligible families.      

  • Educational Presentations

  • Community Events 

For further information about our programs or how you can get involved with our local coalition, contact us at: 517-279-9561 ext.103 or email: mapesk@bhsj.org