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On March 8, 2012, the Tennessee Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers launched the "One With Courage" Campaign in Nashville, TN. The Children's Center of the Cumberlands was present to show their full support to this campaign. We hope that you too will choose to be “One With Courage”.

One with Courage
Pictured: Tom Barclay, Assistant District Attorney 8th Judicial District; Angel Sexton, COO of the Children’s Center; Kellie Mays, Executive Director of the Children’s Center; Bonnie Beneke, Executive Director of the Tennessee Chapter.


 

 

Ellis Family

Jamie, Maddie, McKenna and Karen Ellis in front of a plaque at the Children’s Center in loving memory of Lonnie Ellis. 

Jamie Ellis, his daughters and his mother recently visited the Children’s Center and Jamie made a generous donation in memory of his father, the late Lonnie Ellis.  Jamie was so touched by what he saw and learned that he wrote the following testimony: 

"What an honor and a privilege it is to visit the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands.  I have never known of an organization that totally addresses the physical, psychological and legal issues of a helpless child.  As a parent of two young daughters, I realize the impact of providing a good, safe environment for my daughters to grow up and mature into good adult citizens.  The Children’s Center provides a safe, homelike structure and atmosphere that is vital for an abused child to overcome their traumatic and painful experiences.  I notice the needs are great and it takes a lot of volunteers and money to sustain this wonderful place.  What really touches me the most is the artwork that the three-, four-, and five-year-old children create.  To draw and explain through art the terrible experiences they endure is amazing to me.  No child should ever have to experience the images that I see in their art.

I ask, if you feel the desire in your heart, please volunteer or give money to this worthy cause.  I believe that anything you give will make you feel blessed just as I am.  I know this experience will always remain with me and I feel honored and blessed to visit with the staff of the Children’s Center of the Cumberlands."



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Actor David Keith to promote rights in Scott County
Oneida, TN - The Children's Center of the Cumberlands has recieved funding from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to promote community awareness and crim victim outreach activities in conjunction with the 2006 National Crime Victims' Rights Week.





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