The Child Advocacy Center 20th annual Holiday Open House buffet luncheon originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4 has been cancelled.
The CDC is recommending limiting holiday social gatherings because COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are soaring, with new records set daily. The Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors and staff are concerned about public safety and want to be respectful of the CDC’s recommendations. That is why the Board of Directors voted to cancel the event this year.
“The Child Advocacy Center is grateful to all of our loyal supporters who faithfully attend the Holiday Open House every year,” said Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer. “We are really going to miss seeing everyone. We will be back next year with rooms full of food, beverages, desserts, and everyone’s favorite ‘the chocolate room?’”
The Child Advocacy Center has never closed during the COVID-19pandemic. We continue to respond to emergency child abuse cases with the Department of Children Services, law enforcement, and the District Attorney’s Office. If you know of a child that is being physically or sexually abused please report to the Department of Children’s Services at 877-237-0004. If it is a life-threatening situation please call 911.
For more information, contact the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 867-9000.