In 2007, a CAC interest group was formed at the request of Judge Roger Perry and in late 2007; the CAC was incorporated and received 501c3 status as a nonprofit. Local organizations like Southern WV Community and Technical College (SWVCTC), Logan County Commission, Logan Health Care Foundation and a host of others have contributed to the success and survival of the CAC until now.
Cook, a recently retired WV DHHR veteran, began working for the CAC last year in November and understands, from years of child protective services experience, the importance of the CAC. Cook, along with her staff, is working hard to bring awareness and education to the public about the CAC and its’ purpose.
The CAC serves the community as a center for the investigation of child abuse, serious physical abuse and other dangerous situations that effect children in our communities. The center also serves to host and coordinate MDIT investigative teams, forensic interviews, victims and their families and to stand ready to serve any child victimized by abuse.
Cook communicated to FRN participants that the CAC is in need of bridge funding to make it through the fiscal year until the next financial cycle begins. “All of you are invited to the centers next fundraiser to be held on June 18th at SWVCTC. This event will be a “Ladies Night Out” pocketbook bingo event with food and fellowship. We will be having a lot of fun and chances to win many great purses.” Tickets are now on sale at a cost of $20.00 for two people.
For more information about the CAC or the upcoming “Ladies Night Out”, contact Beth Cook or Brenda Gullett at 304-752-0272.
The next Logan FRN meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10th at 10:30am at the First Presbyterian Church in Logan. Krystal Tolliver with Upward Bound will be the special guest speaker. All are welcome to attend FRN monthly meetings.
To find out more about the Logan FRN or other programs, please contact Shannon Meade, Logan FRN Coordinator at 304-752-9536. You may also email the Logan FRN at email@example.com or stop by the FRN office at the PRIDE in Logan County, Inc. facilities on Stratton Street.