Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center Breaks Ground on Major Expansion Project

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Posted 8/27/18

SUMMERDALE - The Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center (aka CARE House) is excited to announce that Stuart Contracting has broken ground on our building expansion in Summerdale, Alabama, and the …

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Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center Breaks Ground on Major Expansion Project

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SUMMERDALE - The Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center (aka CARE House) is excited to announce that Stuart Contracting has broken ground on our building expansion in Summerdale, Alabama, and the construction process is now under way! Following two years of planning and collaboration with designers and local leaders, this community project, “Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives,” is now coming to fruition. The new expansion will add over 3,000 square feet of office space to the Baldwin County CAC’s current building and will include new offices for Multidisciplinary TEAM members, new forensic interview and observation rooms, a family session room, a multipurpose training room, and more.

The Baldwin County CAC has been providing vital and unique services to child victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse since 1989, almost 30 years. They offer forensic interviews, counseling services, medical exams, family advocate programs, court advocacy, multidisciplinary case management, and additional related services for the community. They work very closely with the District Attorney’s office, local Law Enforcement, and DHR to follow national best practices and provide safety, healing, and justice for hundreds of child abuse victims every year.

The soaring population growth in Baldwin County has prompted the need for more space. The CAC provided direct intervention services to 432 children last calendar year, and the numbers are expected to increase gradually as more families are moving to the county every day. This much needed expansion is close to completion due to the generosity of many individuals, community groups, local companies, and foundations. The CAC would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Mitchell Family and Stuart Contracting, Allen and Nathan Cox and the Cox Family Foundation, Jeff Hudson of HRG Design Build, Wade Stewart and Russell Barton of Stewart Engineering and Construction, Impact 100 Baldwin County, Erie Hall Meyer Charitable Trust, Snook Foundation, Craft Family Foundation, Glaze Foundation, Mapp Foundation, Baldwin County Home Builders Association, Truland Homes, Home Depot - Foley, Coastal Stone and Cabinetry, Riley Stuart, Ford Lumber, Hutchison, Moore, and Rauch, LLC, Ferguson, Delta Industries, Quality Framing, Modern Homes, Perdue Concrete, Hill Brothers, Superior Insulation, Ridgeline Roofing, Bluewater Lumber, Rowe Plumbing, Boeschen’s A/C, Hellmich Electric, Sunny 105.7, and all of the incredible people who have so kindly donated time, talent, and resources to this important community improvement project.

If you would like to learn more about how you can make a difference in a child’s life or if you would like to donate furnishings or funding for “Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives”, please call 251-989-2555 or email carehouse@bellsouth.net.