Aug. 31, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Madison County Child Advocacy Center Unveils New Logo
WOOD RIVER — Children who are brave enough to face abuse need to be “Heard, Supported and Connected.”
Madison County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) created a new look with its tagline and logo change.
“Our logo is one of the main ways that people can recognize who we are,” CAC Executive Director Carrie Cohan said. “We wanted a look that was modern, encouraging and that describes the work that the Center does.”
Cohan said that CAC staff and board members wanted to modernize the logo.
“We knew that it was time to have an identity that reflects the approach that our organization strives for,” she said. “The children we see are brave enough to come forward and they need to be heard, supported and connected so they can begin to heal.”
The CAC is a resource for the children to disclose abuse. Through confidential forensic interviews, children are able to share their story one time in a safe and supportive environment.
The CAC staff is dedicated to helping children and their families find hope and healing despite an abuse allegation. The Center, located Wood River, serves more than 600 children involved in an allegations of severe physical or sexual abuse each year.
Cohan said the need for services continues to rise and the center is undergoing renovations to enhance the current space to provide additional waiting rooms, a second interview room and an observation area.
“To better meet the needs of children and families in our community the Center is expanding,” she said.
The expansion is part of a recent grant the center received through the Victims of Crime Act or VOCA for short. The Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) serves as a major funding source for victim services throughout the country.
“The CAC is thrilled at the opportunity to provide better, comprehensive and individualized services to children and families who come to through our doors,” Cohan said. “These new dollars will increase our ability to provide hope and healing to children and families and ensure they feel heard, supported and connected at a very difficult time in their lives.”
The Center is planning on hosting tours of the newly renovated space later this fall, so the public is able to see the changes and upgrades. For more information about the services of the Madison County Child Advocacy Center visit www.madco-cac.org or call (618)296-5390.