Child Abuse Victims to Benefit from Expanded Facility

Posted at 8:51 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 14:28:07-04

JACKSON, Mich. — Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties has announced plans for an expansion and renovation of the Jackson County Child Advocacy Center (JCCAC) located on Wildwood Avenue in Jackson. The JCCAC serves children who are victims of sexual and physical abuse by uniting a multi-disciplinary team to investigate cases and provide help for victims. The plan includes an interior renovation of office space and waiting room area, the addition of a new medical exam room, and additional counseling and therapy space.

Catholic Charities is “Tearing Down Child Abuse” at the Jackson County Child Advocacy Center to build awareness of the work of the facility. Volunteers will help by tearing down the garage located on the property, to create more parking. The event will kick off a public awareness and fundraising campaign for the planned renovations. The Jackson Community Foundation has provided initial funding for the project.

“Victims of child abuse deserve the very best care we can provide. The Child Advocacy Center is a model of best practices for serving children across the country. Unfortunately, our facility was never designed to handle the volume of cases we have seen. Last year the CAC conducted nearly 350 interviews,” said Sue Lewis, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties.

The mission of Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Counties is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

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