By: Noelani Mathews
April 13, 2017
LOWNDES CO., Ga. (WCTV) -- The Children's Advocacy Center in Lowndes County breaks ground on their new site this week.
Wednesday, local leaders and people in the community gathered at the new location on Skipper Bridge Road.
They say the land was donated by a local citizen.
The center is a safe haven for children who are victims of child abuse, and serves six surrounding counties across South Georgia.
The new center will double it's current size on West Moore Street.
They say it's enough space to make it a one-stop shop for all services, which is a big help to children dealing with a traumatic past.
"That's our main focus and our main goal at the CAC. It's to help these children tell their story one time and reduce trauma to that family. With our new building, we shouldn't have any problem doing that," says Ashley Lindsey, a forensic interviewer.
The blueprint shows several new improvements, such as forensic interview rooms and therapy rooms.
There will also be separate entrances to make clients feel more comfortable.