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