The Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County has joined with CASA of the Tennessee Heartland and a private therapistÂ (Sheila Marczak) to address a special need.
More than 400 children in Anderson County are removed from their homes each year due to abuse and neglect.Â We have found many of them do not have luggage (a carry-on or duffle bag) and must carry their belongings in a garbage bag. This is very humiliating to a child, andÂ is happening atÂ a time when these children are already so vulnerable. We are hoping toÂ provide each child in shelter and foster care with a brand new carry-on (duffle bag, etc.), so that they will never have to move from one location to another with their personal items in trash bags. [Read more…]