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Children's Advocacy Center has a new Director

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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

September 10, 2008

CAIRO, GA (WALB) - South Georgia's Children's Advocacy Center has a new director and a thirty thousand dollar grant. The center opened last year in Cairo but finally received full funding August 1st.

The goal of the center is to make abused children feel welcome and safe when talking about their experience. The center has interviewed 44 children this year alone.  They just received a 30 thousand dollar grant which will fund the program for the next 2-3 years. Director Wendy Knight hopes to use her local roots to get the word out about the growing program.

"I'm really looking forward to getting us out there as far as letting the children know that we're here and that, you know, it's ok. If something has happened to them there is a place that they can come," says the center's new Director, Wendy Knight. 

This South Georgia Center covers Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Grady, and Mitchell counties. The newly renovated building still needs a name. The center plans to ask local schools to come up with one. Feedback