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CAC receives grant
The Healing Trust made a donation to Childrens Advocacy Center to help heal children who have suffered abuse or neglect. Pictured, from left, are The Healing Trust chief financial officer Matt Deeb, senior program officer Meredith Benton, president and CEO Kristen Keely-Dinger, and program associate Catherine Smith.
The Children’s Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District has received a grant for $19,976 from The Healing Trust. According to CAC director Martha Phillips, the grant will be used to expand the trauma-focused counseling for victims of severe child abuse and/or neglect.“Children who have been abused often experience feelings of guilt and shame that are intensified by the real or perceived judgments of others and the general stigma surrounding child abuse. Silence within families and/or communities serves to further isolate these victims and their caregivers,” said Phillips.