The Pacific Safety Center (PSC) was awarded the Keep ‘Em Safe (KES) grant for the sixth year in a row. During this current grant cycle (November 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015), PSC will be distributing 1,944 no-cost child car seats to low/median-income and refugee families. New this year, the KES program will be able to provide child passenger restraints for Native American and military families. PSC will also hold 140 child passenger restraint system and proper seatbelt usage education classes and 74 check-up/distribution events. Classes are held in English, Spanish and Arabic. PSC will conduct five (5) 4-hour child passenger safety education classes for Social Workers, Public Health Nurses, Community Outreach Workers, and Public Safety Workers, providing them with the skills to conduct safety assessments, properly install child passenger safety seats, and safely transport children in a motor vehicle. The goal of the campaign remains the same as in previous years – to increase the proper use of child passenger safety seats and seat belt usage by families; provide safety presentations that include education on the proper installation and use of a child passenger restraint system for children of all ages; air bag safety; the dangers of leaving children alone in the car, and awareness of SB 255 (Kaitlyn’s Law).
Since October 2009, the first year of the KES program, we have- distributed and installed over 10,000 child passenger restraints and booster seats at no-cost; conducted 654 education classes; and educated over 7,400 parents/guardians on child passenger safety and awareness of SB 255 (Kaitlyn’s Law).
PSC continues its support of safety in the community with our partnership in the KES program and a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
We take registrations for the KES program Wednesday and Thursday’s 7am-6pm. If no one is available when you call in, please be sure to leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please bring to the class:
|Photo Identification for Parents and/or legal guardians (such as Driver’s License, DMV issued ID, passport, military ID, etc.)|
|Proof of Low or Median Income status (such as paystubs, EBT card, WIC folder, or any government assistance documentation)|
|Proof of Relationship (such as child’s birth certificate, tax form, case file, etc.) for each child that will be receiving a car seat.|