Children’s Safe Harbor “Know Us Before You Need Us” Luncheon
The “Know Us Before You Need Us” 20th Anniversary Luncheon was held on Friday, September 21 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center to benefit Children’s Safe Harbor.
The event raised funds for the nationally-accredited children’s advocacy center whose mission is to reduce the trauma of child victims of sexual abuse and severe abuse. Children’s Safe Harbor serves children ages 2-17 in Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Walker counties and receives referrals from local law enforcement and children’s protective services caseworkers.
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During the luncheon, Children’s Safe Harbor celebrated its 20th anniversary of service to the local community and kicked off their “Know Us Before You Need Us” campaign to raise awareness about child abuse. Judge Lisa Michalk of the 221stDistrict Court, who was instrumental in establishing this children’s advocacy center delivery system two decades ago, shared an inspiring review of the progress of Children’s Safe Harbor’s 20-year journey.
In addition, there was a special presentation by the architectural firm Trante+Johnson highlighting plans of Children’s Safe Harbor’s new and expanded 40,000-square-foot facility where children and families will be served in a child-friendly environment to facilitate a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team approach to intervention, investigation, prosecution and treatment within in one location.
The luncheon also included a welcome and words of thanks by Victoria Constance, Ph. D., Executive Director of Children’s Safe Harbor, invocation by Dan Michalk, special $1 million presentation by the Woodforest Charitable Foundation, recognition of 20 years of service by the office of Congressman Kevin Brady, message to “Be a Warrior of the Light” by Brett Ligon JD., Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and closing remarks by John Frere, incoming Board President ofChildren’s Safe Harbor.
For more information about Children’s Safe Harbor and the luncheon, please visit www.ChildrensSafeHarbor.org.