Creating a Safer Environment for Children

Accidental injury is the #1 cause of death for American children under the age of 19, taking more lives every year than disease, violence and suicide combined.
 
Safe Kids Greater Augusta, a childhood accident prevention program and affiliate of Safe Kids Worldwide, works to protect local children and has a real impact on our community. Established in 2002 and led by Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the nonprofit community coalition serves Richmond and Columbia counties and reaches out to other communities when possible. We also promote legislation to protect children, provide safety equipment to members of the community at little or no costs and offer a variety of programs to reduce childhood death and injury. Program topics include:
 
In addition, we cover the following safety topics:
  • Bike helmets
  • Water safety
  • Pedestrian safety
  • Poison prevention
  • Accidental shootings
  • Fire prevention
  • Fall prevention
  • Sleep safety

Car Seat Inspection Stations:

  • 4th Wednesday of the month at 1225 Walton Way at the Safekids office in the back of the building. Call 706-721-7606 to make an appointment.

  • 2nd Wednesday of the month at Columbia County Sheriff’s Substation. Call 706-541-3970.

  • For more information or to schedule a group program, contact safekids@augusta.edu or call 706-721-7606.

Safe Kids Greater Augusta
Children’s Hospital of Georgia
1225 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
706-721-7606