Fundraiser to Celebrate New Home of GFN4Kids Child Advocacy Center
by Kristine Erice
GUARDIANS FOR NEW FUTURES, a Port St. Lucie based 501c3 non-profit organization, is hosting a fundraising event to celebrate the new home of GFNF4kids Child Advocacy Center.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the future home of the Child Advocacy Center located at the Baron Real Estate Complex, 8555 Commerce Centre Drive, Port St. Lucie.
Tours of the future CAC will be available at the event as well as opportunities to become an integral part of this much needed center for maltreated children here on the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee. There are many different levels of sponsorship opportunities for the CAC for private individuals and/or corporations. Carrie Morgridge of the Morgridge Family Foundation and Jeremiah Baron of Baron & Company will serve as guest speakers and the event is open to the public. Contact Debbie Butler at 772-359-2824 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) will serve abused and neglected children from St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties which makes up Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit.
Simply put, the CAC is one location that will provide all needed resources for a maltreated child - everything from the initial forensic interview, physical exam to mental health resources and more. Currently in our judicial circuit, a child is required to go to multiple locations to tell their story of abuse and receive needed resources, which creates even more trauma for the child.
With a CAC, a child will only tell their story one time and will receive all the needed resources in one location to begin their healing process.
Our Judicial Circuit is one of three Judicial Circuits in Florida without an advocacy center, and GFNF4kids is committed to helping to change that for the Treasure Coast and surrounding areas.
Please visit GFNF4kids website for more information at www.gfnf4kids.org
Maddie Williams, Chief Deputy Garry Wilson and State Sen. Gayle Harrell