WARSAW — The Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of Kosciusko County has been recognized by the Kosciusko County Community Foundation as a 2020 Community Funds Grant recipient.
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center was formed in April 2020 to provide a multi-team approach in conducting forensic interviews of victims under the age of 18 years of age who have experienced physical, mental or sexual abuse. The interview is conducted by a certified forensic interviewer in a safe and child-friendly environment. During the interview, the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Team, consisting of multiple professional disciplines, identifies and refers the child/family to additional community resources to support the child’s welfare. Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center was created for the purpose of significantly reducing any perceived trauma that the child may experience while discussing the child’s traumatic experience.
Area law enforcement and child behavioral specialists encouraged the formation of a Child Advocacy Center in Kosciusko County. The Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors are: Dan Hampton, prosecuting attorney; Kyle Dukes, sheriff; and Scott Whitaker, chief of Warsaw Police Department.
President and Executive Director Kelly Bugg expressed the Child Advocacy Center’s appreciation for the Kosciusko County Community Foundation’s financial support by saying that “this generous contribution will be very helpful in addressing the immediate startup needs of the Child Advocacy Center.”
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is recognized by the Indiana Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Any questions can be directed to [email protected] Charitable contributions can be made to the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center and mailed to Safe Harbor CAC, P.O. Box 1524, Warsaw, IN 46581-1524.