Behind Closed Doors: A Campaign to End Childhood Abuse, Neglect and Sex
Earlier this year, the CACSC publicly launched a $6.5 million BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Campaign
at the former Lincoln Elementary School. Once the goal is reached and renovations are completed, this building will be the new
home of the CACSC. In addition to our CACSC staff and services, the building will provide offices and support for partner agencies
that participate in child abuse and neglect investigations and treatment. This larger, child-focused facility will allow us to
more effectively serve over 2,000 children a year, which is only a portion of the 4,500 child abuse and neglect cases investigated
annually in our county by our partner agencies. The facility will also allow for enhanced community education and partner training
We are excited to announce that we have met our J.E. and L.E. Mabee
Foundation grant challenge! The Child Advocacy Center has never before
attempted a multi-million dollar campaign. Because of the generous gifts of
nearly 300 individuals, businesses or foundations, the $500,000 grant from
the Mabee Foundation and a $1 million grant from the Sedgwick County
Commission, we have now raised more than $5.25 million towards our total
goal of $6.5 million.
The BEHIND CLOSED DOOR CAMPAIGN to end child abuse, neglect and sex
trafficking in Sedgwick County is greatly enhanced thanks to everyone's
support and involvement.
Our campaign leadership team gives voice to the CACSC's mission to end the
suffering of abused children. Honorary Campaign Chairs are Ken and Jan Shannon. Co-chairs, Mark & Kathy Melhorn, Tim & Susan
Norton, and Ron & Suzanne Vaupel, along with other leadership team members, assist the Executive Director in facilitating campaign
efforts. The time and personal gifts they devote to the campaign are appreciated.
We thank the individuals, foundations
and businesses in our community and state who are donors to the campaign, and would be pleased to have your help in improving the
lives of abused children and enriching the future of our community. Start by contacting Diana Schunn by phone at 316-660-9495 or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.