11/25/2011 11:36 am ET | Updated Jan 25, 2012

Oakdale Organization Fights Child Maltreatment One Family At A Time

When Oakdale resident Pete Singer was a child, a horrific chain of events took place in the family of a friend.

The boy's abusive father killed his little brother, and then, after the funeral, told the boy's mother that "the rest of the family was next."

In the aftermath, following a visit to his friend and his friend's mother, something his mother said stuck with him.

"She said, 'This happened because the church and child protection don't work together,'" he said.