Agencies Work Together to Open Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center
By Lonnie Huhman
January 7, 2018
Lenawee County finally has a service that it’s needed for a long time: a child advocacy center.
The Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties, announced Friday it will have a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Jan. 26. The ribbon cutting is at 4:30 p.m. The center is at 122 S. Broad St. in downtown Adrian.
“We’re excited about this because the community needs this,” said Sue Lewis, executive director for Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties.
Lewis said the LCCAC is there to provide solutions to the increasing problem of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse in the Lenawee County community.
“I think the community needs to be aware these issues exist and why this center is needed,” Lewis said.
The center is a collaboration of the Lenawee County Prosecutor’s Office, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Protective Services, Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority, all law enforcement agencies in Lenawee County, ProMedica, the University of Michigan Child Protection Team and Catholic Charities. Leaders from these organizations make up the LCCAC steering committee.
“This truly is a community collaboration,” Lewis said.