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December 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains, Inc. receives $5,000.00 grant to fund new server and new phone system

LUBBOCK – The Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains, Inc. has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas to fund a new server and a new telephone system for the organization. 

The Children’s Advocacy Center is a nonprofit organization serving 15 counties. Established in 1998, the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains is to bring together community resources to speed the healing of child victims of abuse and trauma.  In 2017, 791 children and their caregivers received services free of charge from the center including 791 forensic interviews, over 1,213 specialized trauma focused therapy sessions.   The center has delivered the Yello Dyno anti-victimization and safety program to 3,455 children pre-K through 4th grade.  599 adults have received Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and the Role of the CAC trainings.  The center has facilitated bi-monthly reviews for 576 clients by the centers MDT-multidisciplinary team members.  

The Community Foundation of West Texas grant will be used to replace the center’s outdated and failing telephone phone system which was installed in the late 1990s and to install a private server for use by both the main office and therapy facilities. The new telephones and server will aid the staff in both facilities to more efficiently serve the confidential needs of all clients across the 15 county service area.   

“We are so grateful to the Community Foundation of West Texas for making possible these upgrades which have been on the centers needs list for many years. The new systems will be a tremendous help in fulfilling our vision of Every Child, Every Service, Every Effort “said Executive Director Derek Danner.     

Established in 1981, the Community Foundation of West Texas is a regional philanthropic entity created by and for the people of the Texas South Plains region.  The Community Foundation exists to improve quality of life in this region by helping area donors to give in ways that make an enduring impact on their community.  In 2015, the Community Foundation and its affiliates awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and scholarships, funding project of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies.  Visit www.communityfoundationofwesttexas.org to learn more. 

The Children’s Advocacy Center is accepting donations to continue the mission. For more information on the Children’s Advocacy Center or how you can support its efforts visit www.safeplace4kids.org or call Derek Danner at 806-740-0251