Thank you Johnson County for helping us meet our Mabee Grant Challenge! Thanks to your generosity and the generosity of the Mabee Foundation, their gift to our campaign totaled over $880,000 for our “Forever Home Capital Campaign”. What an incredible blessing!
Our 4×1 Challenge is now focused on helping us finish our campaign, so we can move into our new building debt free. We need to raise $400,000 more dollars along with securing some additional grant funding to ensure we reach this goal. Many people working together can make this happen. A monthly gift of $25 makes a huge difference. For those that can give larger gifts, or are possibly looking for a naming opportunity, we would welcome those as well. Any gift, no matter the amount, will make a difference.
As we work on raising these funds, the construction team has been hard at work making sure all the utilities are in place, the new parking lot is in place and now they are working to finish up the fire lanes and front entry. The steel for the building is scheduled for delivery and the trusses are already on site. The next few weeks will be really exciting as we watch the vertical work begin on the building. If you would like to tour the new location, please contact the Center and we will set up an appointment with the Construction Team.
This building has been thoughtfully designed to serve children impacted by abuse. Each room has had intentional planning behind it that would ensure that children entering the building would be provided a warm and welcoming environment. Natural light will flood the building, bright colors will welcome children, private family rooms will increase our ability to serve sensitively and compassionately, staff will. no longer be crowded three to an office, therapy clients will have their own entrance, security will be greatly increased and the natural beauty of the property will factor into our ability to provide outdoor therapy sessions and increased mental health services. This building will amplify the ability of our team to expand victim services in such a way that we are able to provide justice, hope and healing at a higher level.
This is not just a new commercial building. It is a place for children and families to come and heal when they have been broken by abuse. It is a place where new beginnings happen and hope is restored. We would consider it an honor to have you join us in making this building a reality for the children of our county. Please contact Tammy King at the Children’s Advocacy Center for more information or to schedule an appointment.