A group of folks have come together to offer comfort and hope during what would be one of the most trying times in a child’s life.
Southmountain Children and Family Services has established a Child Advocacy Center in McDowell County, and Southmountain staff and local dignitaries were on hand Wednesday morning for a dedication and open house at the facility at 378 S. Main St. in Marion.
The purpose of the local center, named The Gingerbread House of McDowell County, is to coordinate the efforts of the various agencies that are called into action in child abuse cases. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of representatives from the Department of Social Services, local law enforcement agencies, the district attorney’s office, mental health groups, etc.
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