That’s a wrap!

Wednesday April 10th, 2024 | 6-9PM
Michael’s On East 1212 S. East Ave. Sarasota FL

“Native Americans considered butterflies as symbols of transformation, hope and rebirth. I love these words because they embody what CPC does every single day.”

– Douglas Staley, Executive Director of CPC

To all who joined us in making this Blue Ties & Butterflies event such a remarkable evening of hope, light, and healing- we thank you! Your dedication to ending child abuse is inspirational- and more than that, it is helping to save lives.

Check back soon for details on next year’s event!



Thanks to our INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY, our 2023 10th Anniversary Event of Blue Ties & Butterflies was a huge success. Thank you for allowing a survivors story to be shared, for filling the room with passion and purpose, and bringing transformational healing to child abuse victims. Year after year we are blown away by our community and can never say thank you enough. To reflect on a beautiful evening, please click below to watch out recap video!

The Child Protection Center’s signature event is a beautiful evening that local philanthropists and advocates look forward to year after year. Since the Inaugural Blue Ties and Butterflies in 2013, this event has raised momentous awareness and support to our mission by ending the silence and secrecy of child abuse in our community. We invite you to join us for this truly remarkable evening and see first-hand how your support brings transformational healing to abused children- much like the transformation of a butterfly!

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

All proceeds of this event support the Child Protection Center and the Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment of Child Abuse. The organization envisions a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive. For over 40 years, CPC has been serving Sarasota and DeSoto Counties in the State of Florida, and is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance. In fiscal year 2021, CPC provided services to 53,542 individuals. For more information on CPC, please call 941-365-1277.

For those attendees who were physically or sexually abused or experienced other childhood traumas, the information shared may bring forth intense feelings connected to those events, as well as an awareness of how what may have happened so long ago impacts your life today. Please know that you are not alone – resources and support are available.

For sexual abuse – Call RAINN at 800-656-4673 or Darkness to Light at 866-FOR-LIGHT to have questions answered or chat with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7 at no charge. All conversations are confidential.

To report child abuse or neglect contact the Florida Abuse Hotline at:


Child Protection Center, Inc.

720 South Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941.365.1277
Fax: 941-953-7181

North Port Office

5600 Peace River Road
 North Port, FL 34287
To Contact Supervised Visitation
Phone: 941-423-1921

Arcadia Office

222 N. Roberts Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: 941-365-1277