1 in 10 children will be abused by age 18. There are 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse in the US 90% of abused children know their abusers.


Our evidence-informed training influences community behavior change. Once certified in Stewards of Children®, adults will take action to protect the children in their lives. Your financial gift is an investment in prevention.


The "Unsung Heroine Award” is designed to recognize women and men who make a difference in the lives of children, but has not been recognized for their contributions.

Meet the Nominees

Musical Guest-Khalil Payne

Keyn Speaker-Attorney Mawuli Davis

Voice of Courage Award- Dr. Johnnetta McSwain

Economic Empowerment -D.L. Collins

Service Award-Osborn Murray

Advocacy Award- Haroun Shahid Wakil

Outstanding Business Award- Angela Holloway


Saving Our Children and Families (SOCAF), Inc. is a Georgia-based nonprofit organization committed to providing intervention services for children that have been sexually abused. Through education and mentoring, SOCAF will put these children on a pathway to success. SOCAF will provide a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for its program members allowing them to reach their full potential.

The work of SOCAF represents the belief of its founder, DeQuanda Sanders. DeQuanda is a survivor of sexual abuse and knows first-hand the impact such abuse can have on a child's emotions, self-esteem and hope for the future. Because of positive influences in her life, she was able to overcome the emotional pain and grow in all areas of her life.

SOCAF will contribute to the nurturing of children through open-forum discussions in schools, one-on-one counseling and mentoring for victims of childhood sexual abuse, providing referrals to services and college scholarship opportunities. DeQuanda believes that nurturing children through mentoring and counseling, and providing scholarships will break the cycle of abuse by building positive self-esteem and providing hope.

Our mission is to provide awareness, prevention and intervention initiatives and treatment services to physically and sexually abused children and their families in under-served communities. SOCAF, Inc. offers the freedom to break through the secrecy and shame that surrounds childhood sexual abuse. In an effort to provide children and their family hope for the future, SOCAF, Inc. offers higher education scholarships, mentoring programs for success and instills positive self-esteem in sexual abuse victims and survivors.