Children’s Advocacy Center national finalist for grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington is one of 200 national finalists in the running to receive a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist Grant.

The CAC was selected from a group of 2,000 applicants from across the United States.

The public is invited to vote online, and the top 40 vote getters will each receive $25,000 in funding to support their organization. All you need to vote is an email address, and you can vote up to ten times a day. Voting starts October 26th and closes November 4th.

The Children’s Advocacy Center coordinates the investigation and treatment of some of the most serious cases of child abuse in 17 counties in Central Kentucky.

The CAC conducts forensic interviews and medical examinations and provides advocacy and therapy to children and their families.

All services are provided in a nurturing, friendly and safe environment at no cost to a child’s family.

The Children’s Advocacy Center is requesting funds to help meet the increasing demand for their services, and keep Central Kentucky safe and strong.

To vote for the Children’s Advocacy Center, visit http://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/1984272

Facts:
– The Children’s Advocacy Center conducted over 650 forensic interviews in 2015
– Each year, 165 children receive essential medical examinations and 120 caregivers receive education about their child’s physical and mental health treatment needs
– At the Children’s Advocacy Center, more than 85 child victims of sex abuse receive individual, group or family counseling.

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