BENEFITING: CHILDRENS ADVOCACY CENTER OF BENTONCO
EVENT DATE: Aug 09, 2014
The Mission of the Children's Advocacy Center is simple - Empower Children to find their Voice.
Since Jan 2000, the CAC has provided a safe and child-friendly environment where child abuse victims can receive the care and support that they, and their families need in the form of forensic interviews, forensic medical examinations, counselling and advocacy - all at no charge to the family.
The fact that there is even a need for CAC's across the country is alarming. Since the CAC of Benton County opened it's doors back in 2000 they have seen over 6,000 children. In 2013 alone they opened 646 new cases, conducted 625 forensic interviews, 149 forensic medicals, provided 1,513 counselling sessions to children and their families and facilitated 38 training and education events to 1,300 people.
The CAC is a non-profit organisation and relies heavily on donations and fundraising to ensure that it is able to keep it's doors open to those that need it - the children!
I am fortunate enough to work with and for the wonderful staff at the CAC in Benton County. I provide Daycare for their children, so they are able to concentrate on their jobs and really help those children that need it most. It is an emotionally draining career path for them to choose, but also an extremely rewarding one, knowing that they are helping a child that really needs their help!
I hope that you will join me in offering your support to the CAC by donating to my Sky Dive for Kids 2014 fund. The CAC has set a total target of $35,000, so if I can reach my target of $1,750, that will be a fantastic contribution and make a huge impact.
Thank you so much for your support