Did you know that Alaska has the highest rate of substantiated cases of child abuse in the nation? Offering hope and healing since 1999, The Children’s Place has opened its door to these children and families impacted by child abuse. With the help of government agencies, law enforcement, and community volunteers, this amazing organization aims to provide a child-friendly, neutral facility where professionals from many agencies involved in the evaluation, investigation and treatment of child abuse meet to coordinate and bring their services to these children and their families.
Some of the current programs include a place and opportunity where children can talk about their situation with the presence of investigative agents, specially trained medical staff and facility to offer physical exams when needed, and follow-up family advocacy and referral to other services that might be needed, amongst others. As this problem continues to escalate in Mat-Su, The Children’s Place wants to make sure they have enough room to help all of these victims. They are currently in the process of building a new facility to meet the needs of the community, which would allow them to provide additional services including interviews, mental health follow-up, and add rooms for older children and teen victims so they can get the help they deserve.
Join us as we support The Children’s Place in preventing these victims of child abuse from suffering additional trauma and provide these families with the help they deserve.
The Team at Cindi Heal & Associates