Our internationally-acclaimed Bekins Electronics Integration team recently donated their time to assist the Children’s Advocacy Center in Holland. The team helped pre-wire the center’s expansion and plans to return when the construction nears completion.
WHAT IS THE CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER?
The Children’s Advocacy Center in Holland provides abuse prevention and intervention with a coordinated and multi-disciplinary to Protective Services. This approach prevents children from talking to multiple agencies and giving multiple interviews. Some of their services include:
- Forensic Interviews
- Medical Exams
- Child Assessments
- Courtroom Orientation
- Family Advocacy
The nonprofit children’s assistance organization will add 7,000 square feet of therapy rooms along with children and family service space.
The $1.7 million addition will more specifically provide:
- More space for private meetings with victims and their families.
- More space to train teachers, counselors, family members and staff from across the state.
- A store to provide essentials for displaced mothers and children.
- An Art Therapy Studio and a Healing Garden.
how you can help
The Children’s Advocacy Center accepts monetary donations and these supplies.
CHILD THERAPY SUPPLIES
Washable markers, acrylic paints, small art canvases, paint brushes, tempera paint scrapbooking materials, Hobby Lobby and Michael’s gift cards. Moldable clay (non-bake variety). Stickers: bees, bugs, hearts, dots, smiling faces, band-aids, Glitter glue, Glue dots, journals, and thin and regular Sharpies.
DRINKS AND SNACKS
Individually wrapped snacks, juice boxes, bottled water, Sam’s Club and Meijer’s gift cards.
IMPORTANT OFFICE SUPPLIES
Copy paper, postage stamps, DVD-R black discs, manilla file folders (1/3 cut), office supply store gift cards.
Sanitizing wipes, tissues, paper towel rolls, hand soap, Sam’s Club gift cards, gas cards and fast food restaurant cards for court days.
Donated breakfast and lunches for Center tours and Multidisciplinary Team case review meetings, frequent flier miles for staff to use for training, and advertising space in print and broadcast media..