About the Event

We are back to an in person event on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at the Cleburne Conference Center. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.   Evening will feature silent auction, meal, entertainment and live auction.  This year’s entertainment will be provided by Max & Heather Stalling. Max & Heather Stalling are a singer-songwriter duo based out of Dallas, TX. Max handles rhythm guitar and lead vocals and Heather provides fiddle and harmony vocals. Their collaboration has been a long time in the making and they are excited to bring their show to new audiences. All proceeds from “Cowboys for Kids” go directly to providing services for victims of child abuse in Johnson County.

About the Children’s Advocacy Center

“Cowboys for Kids” has been changing the lives of hurting kids for over twenty six years. Funds raised at this annual event literally keep the center operating. The Center serves as a safe place where children who have suffered abuse look forward to visiting because it plays such a huge role in providing them justice, hope and healing.

Children have a team of professionals providing trauma informed care the instant they come through the front doors of the Center. These professionals are working to ensure that children are safe both physically and emotionally. They provide services such as comprehensive case investigations with partnering agencies, forensic interviews, trauma screenings and assessments, therapy, court school, assistance with Crime Victim’s Compensation, work with Therapy Dogs and personal advocacy.

All of these services cost money, so each year our Board of Directors work long hours to ensure that “Cowboys for Kids” is a premiere event for our community. This event helps us raise funds to provide critical services that help our kids heal.

Thank you for joining in our mission to protect these amazing children. Your gift at this event can make all the difference!

Letter From Our Board President

On any given day at the Children’s Advocacy Center you will find a busy group of caring professionals evaluating children and the difficult situations that have brought them to our doors. The staff and multi-disciplinary team are faced with the challenge of designing a plan for each child that allows them to live out the mission we are tasked with each day: To provide each child who has suffered abuse with justice, hope and healing.

The number of cases have continued to rise, but our efforts to provide a better tomorrow for hurting kids has remained focused and determined. Due to the rise in cases, a recent focus of the CAC is on prevention. Our new Educational Liaison is an integral part of this plan and is presenting prevention education regarding sex trafficking and on-line safety throughout our county school systems. We hope next year we will begin to see numbers dropping as our prevention efforts continue.

The CAC has been able to effectively treat every victim that has been referred to us by law enforcement and child protective services. Our new facility has allowed us to vastly expand mental health services for our kids as well as adding outdoor areas for therapy. As the capital campaign comes to a close, we are more equipped in the fight to end child abuse. This community has shown their commitment to support our littlest victims time and time again. The successes we have experienced are thanks to all of you who have supported the CAC and we KNOW you are in this fight with us!

It is my privilege to work alongside a strong, creative and energetic board to support the efforts of the CAC. The Board has worked hard, with incredible support from our community sponsors, to give you an evening of fun. We have some amazing artists performing for you and a variety of auction activities to participate in. The funds raised tonight are essential for the cause of the CAC and your partnership is deeply appreciated. Thank you for all you do for our kids!

With Much Gratitude,
Nita Nance, Board President